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FBI opens new field office on 10-acre Hawaii site

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- The FBI has a new office in Hawaii.

Honolulu Field Office Special Agent in Charge Vida Bottom officially opened the facility on Tuesday by untying a maile lei.

The building in the Honolulu suburb of Kapolei has a fitness center, a weapons vault, solar power and an annex for automotive and electronic repairs.

It will serve as the headquarters for all FBI operations in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The FBI says its previous location in the federal building near downtown Honolulu was too small to meet technological infrastructure requirements.

The new building will help the FBI handle expanding needs of criminal investigation and intelligence.

About 200 employees work at the site.