Standoff at Honolulu hotel ends as armed man kills himself, police say

An armed man barricaded inside a room at The Kahala Hotel in Hawaii has forced an hourslong lockdown, Honolulu police said.

A standoff at a Hawaii hotel is over after an armed man barricaded inside killed himself following a 10-hour lockdown, Honolulu police said.

Honolulu police said SWAT teams entered the room at the Kahala Hotel and Resort where the man was holed up at 3:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Sunday and found him dead with self-inflicted wounds, according to CNN affiliate KITV.

No other injuries were reported, KITV said.

The initial call about shots fired at the hotel first came around 5:40 p.m. local time Saturday, Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told KITV.

About five shots were fired from inside a guest room on the 4th floor, Lynch told KITV. The gunman shot through the door of one of the rooms when hotel security responded.

Police negotiators had tried communicating with the man, Lynch told KITV.

The suspect might have family members staying at the resort, but he was alone in the room when police entered Sunday, Lynch said. The hotel and immediate area had been evacuated during the standoff, the Kahala Hotel and Resort said in a statement.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred last night on our property and we are focused on supporting our guests and employees at this time," the hotel said.

The hotel said staff are working with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.

CNN's Jenn Selva and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by subscribing or making a contribution today.