Vandals shatter irreplaceable Iolani Palace glass door
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Historic Landmark, Iolani Palace, was vandalized around 8:10 a.m. Saturday morning in the downtown Honolulu area.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, 21-year-old Drew Paahao and 30-year-old Koa Alii Keaulana, were arrested after they allegedly entered the historic site by kicking open a door, breaking the door and window.
According to HPD, both suspects have been released pending investigation.
Iolani Palace Executive Director, Kippen de Alba Chu released this statement: "Yesterday morning ( Saturday February 8) our security staff discovered and apprehended two persons breaking into the Palace. In the process of the break in, one of the original front glass doors of the Palace was shattered. HPD was called and took the individuals into custody. We are devastated that one of our original etched glass doors has been destroyed. It is an irreparable loss of a treasure. We are working closely with HPD."