UPDATE: Maui Man Dies After Honolulu Airport Incident

February 18, 2017, 5:10 PM HST · Updated February 22, 2:23 PM

Honolulu International Airport. File photo by Wendy Osher.

UPDATE: Feb. 22, 2017

A Maui man died after being apprehended for breaching security on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Honolulu International Airport.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office performed an autopsy on Tuesday and said it will take about three weeks to get the results.

The man was identified as Charles Kosi Jr.

PREVIOUS POST: Feb. 18, 2017

The Honolulu International Airport remains open today, with no impact on flight operations following an incident at the commuter terminal at 5:48 a.m. involving a man who forced his way into a secured area.

The suspect was immediately placed in custody.


Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including Securitas Law Enforcement Officers, state sheriffs and Transportation Security Administration officers.

The suspect became unresponsive at the scene. Life-saving measures were initiated by the Honolulu Fire Department, EMS and Airport Rescue Fire Fighters.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he died.

One law enforcement officer with Securitas was injured and has been taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Honolulu Police Department has opened an unattended death investigation.

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