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Terroristic Threatening Incident Reported in Central Maui

January 9, 2019, 9:33 AM HST · Updated January 9, 9:33 AM
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Maui police arrested and charged a Lahaina man with first degree terroristic threatening for an incident reported in Central Maui on Sunday afternoon.

Maui police say two people were in a vehicle traveling toward Kahului on the Honoapiʻilani Highway when they saw a Chevy Tahoe being operated erratically in front of them.

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The incident was reported on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at about 1 p.m.

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According to police reports, the vehicles approached the intersection of Kūihelani Highway and Puʻunēnē Avenue when the driver of the Tahoe allegedly pointed what appeared to be a rifle out the window. Police later located the Tahoe in the parking lot of the Kahului Safeway and say it was being operated by a male with a female passenger and seven juveniles in the back. Maui Police Lieutenant Gregg Okamoto said an airsoft rifle was found in the vehicle.

The driver was identified Jairus Biga, 33, was arrested and charged with first degree terroristic threatening and bail was set at $1,000. Police say the passenger, a 33-year-old Lahaina woman, was arrested for unrelated outstanding warrants.

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