Pahoa man charged with terrorist threat after altercation


Nov. 24 – A 45-year-old Pahoa man is in custody today and charged with terrorist threat and gun-related offenses after a violent altercation in the Leilani Estates subdivision on Monday.

Kiha Rodney Stone Kaahu of Pahoa is being held on $132,000 bail, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

A 20-year-old woman reported that she and Kaahu were arguing when Kaahu pulled out a gun, pointed it at her, and fired a single shot at her. She was not hit, police said.

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Kaahu reportedly left the area as a passenger in a gray colored older model Isuzu SUV-type vehicle, and officers later found him asleep in the car. They found with a butterfly knife in his pocket and a soft pistol in the car.

Kaahu’s first trial is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Hilo District Court.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact or email the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri at (808) 961-2378. email at [email protected] government

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