At least 2 police officers killed in Hawaii, home ablaze in shooting incident

A suspect allegedly killed two police officers in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday, officials said. In a tweet, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell offered condolences to the officers' family and friends, calling their deaths an "unprecedented tragedy" for the city and state.

NBC affiliate KHNL reported that the officers were shot and later died at a local hospital.

The suspect who stabbed his landlord after being evicted, killed two police officers and started a fire that destroyed several homes in an affluent Honolulu neighborhood Sunday, according to authorities and local news reports.
A fire that appears to have been set during the incident near the city's upscale neighborhood of Diamond Head on Sunday morning appeared to have spread to multiple homes, NBC affiliate KHNL reported.

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In the area of Hibicus Dr. and connecting streets are closed down due to police investigation.

The station reported that the officers were shot after the suspect's landlord served with him an eviction notice.

The landlord who was also stabbed in the incident, according to the station, her condition wasn't immediately clear.

It wasn't clear what happened to the suspect.

One witness old Hawaii News Now he heard about 20 shots followed by several more after some time. Inna Simonson, a neighbor, said she recalled seeing a regular police at the home where the suspect lived.
Earlier, FBI Honolulu Operational Support Technician Derek Hayes told CNN the FBI was responding to an "active shooter" in Honolulu. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also responding, the agency said on Twitter.
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two officers as well as the entire Honolulu Police Department. This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawai’i.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted his "deepest condolences" to the families and friends of the two officers and the department.
"This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawai'i," Caldwell wrote.

The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is at the far end of the Waikiki Beach between the Honolulu Zoo and the famed Diamond Head State Monument. The area would be packed with tourists and locals, especially on a weekend.

A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside caught fire and was quickly engulfed by flames. The fire at the home has since spread to several neighboring homes and a parked police vehicle.

Authorities haven't said what led up to the shooting but sources told KHNL that the suspect was being evicted Sunday morning and allegedly stabbed his landlord. The man reportedly shot at responding officers before setting his home on fire, the sources said.

The Honolulu Fire Department was battling the blazes.

No arrests have been made. Police have closed several streets nearby. The public has been asked to avoid the area.


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