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HPD message on recent suspicious devices

05/03/2013


In the wake of the Boston bombing, the HPD has recently responded to several incidents involving suspicious devices or unattended property. One person was arrested in the incident at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and we are continuing to investigate the other incidents. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact HPD. Making a threat or leaving a device, real or hoax, with the intent to disrupt normal activity or to create fear or panic is something that we take very seriously. We will fully investigate these cases, and individuals will be subject to arrest. We want to encourage the public to be vigilant and to call 911 if they observe suspicious persons or objects. Pay attention to your surroundings and contact police immediately. Do not approach the person or object. It's also important to make sure that your own property is secure and attended to at all times. Given our present environment, and what is going on around the world, any unattended or unclaimed property could potentially be viewed as suspicious. We want to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation. Our community is safer when we all work together.