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Wailuku neighborhood evacuated over terrorist threat hoax

August 23, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Maui News - A 16-year-old boy was arrested on a terroristic threatening charge in connection with a bomb hoax in Happy Valley on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Police and fire officials evacuated three-dozen residents from approximately 21 homes and closed parts of Mokuhau Road while investigating a suspicious device found at a residence.

Police said the boy's 40-year-old mother reported finding the possible explosive device labeled "Boom Box" on its lid in the boy's bedroom.

At 7:44 p.m., Army EOD personnel from the 74th Ordnance Company arrived at the 2275-B Mokuhau Road residence. They determined the suspicious device was a hoax and did not contain any explosive material.

The box contained two D-sized batteries with wiring and electronics, police said.



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