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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Honolulu police officer injured trying to subdue man at Queen's

Advertiser Staff

A man who was being held in the police cellblock caused a disturbance at The Queen's Medical Center Thursday morning, resulting in minor injuries to one police officer and more than a dozen other officers showing up to quell the disturbance.

Police said Wayne Naholowaa, 38, of Mililani was being held in the cellblock at the main police station on Beretania Street when he complained of chest pains about 11 a.m.

An officer took Naholowaa to the hospital emergency room, where he began to threaten the officer and workers, police said.

The officer immediately radioed for help, and a swarm of other officers showed up at the hospital to subdue Naholowaa, who had gotten free momentarily, police said.

Information on the specific injuries to the police officer was not immediately available, but police officials described them as minor.

Naholowaa was arrested about noon on Tuesday in Kapolei after his wife, also 38, of 13 years told police he threatened to harm her with a shotgun, rifle and hunting knife while holding her against her will during a 3:30 a.m. argument at the couple's home in Mililani Mauka.

The incident was reported after Naholowaa left the residence.

He was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.