Hawaii resort on lockdown after ‘armed military man barricades himself inside hotel room and fires multiple rounds the door’
- The Kahala Resort & Hotel was placed on lockdown after a gunman was reported to have been firing shots through his hotel room door
- Social media photos show people taking shelter inside a ballroom at the five-star hotel
- The suspect is reportedly a member of the milarty and his commander has been called to the scene
- The hotel which costs around $500 a night has 306 rooms
Police have swarmed a Hawaii resort after an armed man ‘fired multiple rounds through the door of his hotel room’ after barricading himself inside.
The Kahala Resort & Hotel in Honolulu was placed on lockdown with social media photos showing people taking shelter inside a ballroom.
Hawaii News Now reports that the suspect is a member of the military.
His commander has been called to the scene.
Police can be seen inside the Kahala Resort & Hotel. The hotel has been put on lockdown
A police dog is seen at the scene with officer who speak with hotel staff
The incident broke out around 6pm local time on Saturday.
Around 100 guests are reportedly hiding in the ballroom.
Resident Yevgeniy Lendel said he was walking nearby when cops swarmed the five-star hotel.
Masked-up guests are seen gathered in the ballroom as they shelter in place
He told Hawaii News Now: ‘The cops told everyone to run and shelter.
‘We ran away from the hotel.’
A Twitter user named Jani shared that her mom works at the hotel and tweeted: ‘Pls pray for my mom and the employees of the Kahala hotel. There is a gunman on the lose in the hotel & both her and her husband are on lockdown in their separate departments. I’m praying that no one gets hurt.’
The hotel which costs around $500 a night has 306 rooms.
This is a developing story
The five-star Kahala Resort & Hotel is seen above. Hotel guests were told to shelter in place