Lānaʻi Police Investigate Report of Suspected OrdnanceAugust 4, 2015, 5:19 AM HST · Updated August 4, 9:18 AM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
An explosive ordnance disposal team from Oʻahu was called to assist police on Lānaʻi in the removal and disposal of suspected ordnance, police said.
Police say a 52-year-old resident found a canvas bag containing what he believed to be dynamite, a fuse and blasting caps within a storage shed.
The man loaded the suspected explosives into his vehicle to properly dispose of it, according to police reports; but was advised by police to immediately park his vehicle.
The incident was reported at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at the intersection of 6th Street and Ilama Avenue.
The perimeter was secured and nearby residents were evacuated.
Police say the road was re-opened at 8:30 p.m. and the suspected ordnance was destroyed by the EOD team at 9:22 p.m.