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Hostage situation ends in Puna; suspect arrested

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Big Island police say a hostage situation at a home in Leilani Estates in Puna on Tuesday has ended and the 33-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Police say at around 5:40 a.m., officers responded to a call of a shooting on Nohea Street.  A 25-year-old man was found shot several times.  The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.

The suspect was found at a residence on Leilani Avenue where he barricaded himself in the home.  When the suspect came out, police say he shot himself in the face with a rifle.

Police say there were a total of five female hostages between the ages of 9 and 30.  They were not harmed.

A neighbor says he heard about 15 gun shots go off at around 5:45 a.m.

"I've been hearing a lot of yelling and screaming.  There were a couple times, neighbors and I walked out together and were shooed back to our homes by HPD.  At one point, we did hear somebody closer to 1:30 a.m. screaming and yelling, 'That's my dad.  That's my husband.  Don't shoot him.  Don't shoot him' and it was just complete insanity," said Charles Magee.

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