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Monday gun threat at UHH unfounded

Police determined a report of a gun threat Monday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo was unfounded.

The terroristic threatening case was closed and the man who reported it, 25-year-old Louis H. Bartlow of Kalapana, has been charged with a crime.

On Monday morning, Bartlow, who claimed to be an employee of the university, reported he was accosted on campus by a man with a firearm.

Police said an investigation by Hilo Criminal Investigation Section detectives revealed the incident did not occur and Bartlow is not a university employee.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, police arrested Bartlow and charged him with false reporting to law enforcement authorities, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

His bail was set at $500. He is being detained at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance today.


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