Big Island man taken into custody after standoff
HILO — A 32-year-old Hilo man was safely taken into custody last night after a two-hour standoff, Hawaii County police said today.
Officers responded to a call of a behavioral disturbance at a home on Lanikaula Street about 10. They found a man barricaded in the house and threatening to harm himself.
Just before midnight, the man surrendered to Special Response Team officers and was taken to Hilo Medical Center for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.
Police said the man was not arrested for any criminal offense.