Earlier today, a portion of Keopuolani Park in Kahului was closed after ground crews discovered what they believed to be an unexploded hand grenade. That original discovery created a safety perimeter around the lower playground. That was shortly before 11 a.m.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal from the Honolulu-based U.S. Army detachment was notified and has been dispatched. As of 1 p.m. today, no specific time for the team’s arrival has been set. The park – near the expanded multi-sensory awareness playground – remains closed.
Hawaiian Immersion Students that get dropped off at Keopuolani Park are being redirected to the War Memorial Stadium. This includes the Immersion students from King Kekaulike, Kalama and Paia.