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Police locate man for questioning in threatening case

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Unidentified man

Unidentified man

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a terroristic threatening case.

A 57-year-old California reported that he was threatened at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (January 31) while in a parking lot on the 2100 block of Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo.

Police obtained a photo of the suspect. They ask anyone who recognizes the man in the photo to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

UPDATED (12:54 p.m. on 2/3/2016)

Hawaiʻi Island police received numerous tips from the public about the identity of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a terroristic threatening report Sunday (January 31) at a parking lot in Hilo.

As a result, police identified the man and have made contact with him.

The public is thanked for providing tips.

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