Skip to comments.'It was horrific': Sailor's death at the Kahala Hotel and Resort stirs emotions been [Hawaii]
Posted on 04/13/2021 2:02:08 AM PDT by Jyotishi
HONOLULU (KHON2) -- It was tense hours for those stuck inside The Kahala Hotel and Resort during Saturday’s barricade.
A guest who stayed two flights above the suspect said he has traveled back home, but it is an experience that is difficult to leave behind.
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A gunman barricaded himself inside his hotel room and forced all guests at the Kahala to seek shelter. Some people sheltered in the lobby and ballroom, others like David Fox remained inside their room when the lockdown was announced through the hotel’s speaker system.
“The whole hotel was held hostage basically from this event -- it was horrific,” Fox said. “I’m not making light of the situation, but it was a freak 10-hour thing.”
Fox was vacationing on Oahu with his family. He said they tried not to end their vacation on a sour note, but this experience was certainly unexpected for all of them.
Police say man shot himself after hours-long barricade situation in Kahala Hotel and Resort room
The Hawaii Psychological Association President Dr. Noza Yusufbekova said this would be considered a traumatic event for those involved, directly or indirectly. She also said it would be normal for some to have nightmares about this evening or feel a little anxious.
“When you sustain this type of experience it creates incongruence,” Dr. Yusufbekova said. “You just don’t feel congruent or the environment doesn’t feel congruent because the environment is so peaceful and beautiful. And when you pair it with this type of trauma, it just doesn’t quite match.”
The Navy confirmed the suspect in the incident was a Sailor assigned to the Pacific Submarine Force.
Sailor who shot, killed himself at Hawaii resort identified
In March, a 23-year-old Sailor based there committed suicide while on duty. Torpedoman’s Mate Third Class Petty Officer Manuel H. Julian died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot on March 15.
More than a year ago, a Sailor opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, killing two people and himself.
An investigation by the Navy found there was a failure to diagnose that suspect’s mental health condition, and the Navy said they would implement safety recommendations.
The Navy has yet to release further information about the Sailor involved in Saturday’s barricade.
For those who witnessed those hours of suspect, it is recommended to speak with a trusted person.
Fox said, “I never thought in my life we would be involved in one of those things, but we sure were.”
I don’t get it. He barricaded himself in a room and forced everyone in the hotel to seek shelter?! While he was in a room?! They couldn’t just walk out of the hotel?
The problem solved itself. A psychologist tried to drum up some business by exaggerating, as some Democrat politicians have been doing with paranoid oligarchs (gun control).
Hotels are made out of concrete. If there was a floor or a ceiling between themselves and the gunman they were safer in place.
sounds like a Hollywood movie, directed and produced by the rats in charge
“The Hawaii Psychological Association President Dr. Noza Yusufbekova...”
Looks kind of hot to me. What’s your take, Laz?
I’d hit it. Hot and a Psych major...
Just don’t get involved deeply.
A little too matronly from the neck down. Plus, she hangs out with an odious crowd.
The one on the right isn’t bad, but none of them are the Dr. Noza Yusufbekova that comes up on Google.
Here's the caption from the picture:
"United States Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii meets with Dr. Noza Yusufbekova and Dr. Brian Kehoe in Washington D.C., both staff licensed clinical psychologists of North Shore Mental Health, to discuss mental health services in Hawaii. Dr. Yusufbekova who is president elect for 2020 and president for 2021 of the Hawaii State Psychological Association and Dr. Kehoe were invited to the national ‘Practice Leadership Conference 2020’ in Washington D.C. representing Hawaii."
So here’s a question? What if the barricadee decided to light the room on fire?
Would the lockdown be more important than the evacuation?
The problem is that Hirono is mentally ill and these two goofball doctors need to be sending Maize to the nuthouse.
I read a different report earlier, which said he was shooting through the door.
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