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HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu International Airport operating normally following an early morning incident

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Latest Department News

The Honolulu International Airport remains open, 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.