Man arrested in connection with school lockdowns identified

Pascubillo, 23, accused of making threats to Honoka'a, Waimea schools

 UPDATED 4:49 PM HST Feb 11, 2013

Big Island police have arrested a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with several reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning in Honoka'a.

Lyle Kawika Pascubillo of Kailua-Kona is being held at the Kona police cellblock on suspicion of three terroristic threat offenses.

Hamakua patrol officers received a complaint from the victim, a 25-year-old Honoka'a female, who reported receiving numerous threatening telephone calls and text messages from an unknown source.

Text messages received by the victim made reference to the threat of violent actions taking place at Honoka'a School and Waimea Elementary School.

Police contacted officials at the two schools and notified them of the reports received.  As a precaution, officials at both of the schools placed the campuses in lockdown.

Investigation revealed that the suspect was calling from a residence in Kailua-Kona where Kona patrol officers contacted and arrested him.  School officials were notified of the arrest of the suspect.

Pascubillo remains in police custody while detectives continue the investigation.

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