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Man arrested in Hawaii after causing lockdowns at Army bases following ‘scuffle’ with soldiers, officials say

A man was arrested in Hawaii after causing a lockdown at an Army base by getting “into a scuffle,” officials say. 

The incident Thursday at the Schofield Barracks in Oahu was treated as an “active shooter situation” although no shots were fired, Michael Donnelly, a spokesperson for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, told the Associated Press.  

He was “trying to allegedly talk with soldiers,” Donnelly told the AP. “I don’t know if he was bartering or selling stuff, but someone confronted him, and they got into a scuffle. There was a handgun witnessed, visible.” 

Neighboring Wheeler Army Airfield also went into lockdown, as did two public schools on Schofield: Daniel K. Inouye Elementary and Solomon Elementary. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m., as children were leaving for the day, and staff, students and parents were secured indoors. 

 

Wheeler Army Airfield, just next door, is home to the Hawaii Air National Guard and the headquarters for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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