HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Kahala Hotel & Resort has been placed on lockdown on Saturday, April 10, after shots were reportedly fired around 5:40 p.m.
Honolulu police are currently investigating the scene.
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Officials said, no injuries have been reported as of 9 p.m. Saturday and everyone has been accounted for.
Police sources told KHON2 a male suspect barricaded himself inside a room on the fourth floor of the hotel. According to police, the suspect fired multiple shots through the hotel room door from the inside.
Police say hotel security officers were outside of the room when the shots rang out, but they were not struck by gunfire.
Surrounding rooms next to the suspect have been evacuated and there is no risk of danger to any guests or staff, police said.
Negotiators were in place as of 9 p.m. and are attempting to bring a peaceful end to the situation.
Staff at the hotel report that they have instructed guests to take shelter until further notice.
The Kahala issued the following statement just after 9 p.m. about the situation:
“This evening, an individual with a firearm barricaded himself in one of the guest rooms at The Kahala. Our security personnel and law enforcement have evacuated guests and employees from the immediate area and everyone is sheltering in place. We ask that the public refrain from entering the area surrounding the hotel at this time. We will provide further updates as they become available.“
Statement from The Kahala Resort & Hotel on Saturday, April 10