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Puna man arrested after armed confrontation in Hilo

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A 42-year-old Puna man has been charged threatening a Pahoa man and firing a handgun Sunday night in Hilo.

Robert Lee Segobia, 42, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree reckless endangering and place to keep pistol. His bail was set at $27,500.

Hilo police found the suspect hiding in a hedge along Kamehameha Avenue after they responded at 11 p.m. to a report from a 31-year-old man that a man had threatened him with a handgun on the 80 block of Kanoelehua Avenue and then fled on foot. Several minutes later, two gunshots were heard coming from the area where the gunman had fled.

Police found a handgun and two spent shell casings in an abandoned parking lot.

Segobia was arrested and taken to the Hilo police station.