Ex-Boyfriend Arrested on Allegations of Kidnapping, Attempted Murder on Lānaʻi

Lānaʻi Police Station. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui police arrested a 23-year-old man on Lānaʻi after his ex-girlfriend reported she was able to escape from him after being held against her will.

The 41-year-old woman reportedly ran to the Lānaʻi police station for help at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Police say Alika Kaniho-Batoon was located and placed under arrest for second degree attempted murder, kidnapping, terroristic threatening and two counts of abuse by strangulation. He was being held in lieu of $71,000 bail.

The woman reported that the incident occurred at her home on Lānaʻi. She received treatment at the Lānaʻi Community Hospital for her injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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