A man reportedly threw a toddler to his death from a freeway bridge in Honolulu at around noon today. Police already have a suspect in custody. A breaking news item from The Honolulu Advertiser says witnesses saw a man, dressed in what looked like hospital scrubs that were cutoff at the knee, throw the child from the pedestrian bridge at Miller Street. A camera crew from KITV captured footage of the 23-year-old suspect as he was taken away, and he reportedly called out, “Thank you for everything!”
The child has not been identified, and it is unknown whether the boy was related in any way to the suspect. Police are checking local day care facilities in the area to see if anyone is missing a child, KITV noted.
All westbound lanes of the H-1 are still closed at the Vineyard offramp as the investigation continues. Traffic was already backed up through Kaimuki by 1 p.m.
This island tragedy comes only a week after 37-year-old Lam Luong threw four young children from a bridge to their deaths in Alabama.