A hotel in Honolulu was placed on lockdown after reports of shots fired from a room, police say.
According to CNN, police responded to calls of shots fired at The Kahala Hotel and Resort at around 5:40 p.m Saturday.
Police said there were about five shots fired from inside a fourth-floor guest room. The gunman reportedly shot through the door of one of the rooms when hotel security responded to the scene.
Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told a CNN affiliate that police negotiators have communicated with the man and described the ongoing situation as “a waiting game.”
The suspect was staying at the hotel with his family,, but police say he was alone in the hotel room, Lynch said. The hotel’s immediate area was evacuated, The Kahala Hotel and Resort said in a statement.
Around 4 a.m. local time — 10 a.m. in New York, Honolulu Police Department stated that the SWAT Team went into the hotel room where the suspect barricaded himself and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A statement was released from U.S Navy Commander Cindy Fields about the unidentified victim. “A sailor from the Pacific Submarine Force is deceased. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a shipmate. Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends. Each member of our Navy team is important. This is tragic loss to our force and the Navy family. We live and work here. We appreciate the support of law enforcement and the community.”
#BREAKING— pic taken inside Kahala Resort by Rex Jakobovitz. He says, “I'm inside the ballroom with 100+ people under lock down. Swat team outside. Cops with assault rifles pointing at balconies, screamed at me to run inside, so I did. Some people crying.”@HawaiiNewsNow pic.twitter.com/CAHKRvPKEZ
— Allyson Blair (@AllysonBlairTV) April 11, 2021