Police Investigate Alleged Machete Attack at Piʻihana Farms

Maui police are investigating an alleged machete attack reported early Thursday morning in the Piʻihana Farms area of Wailuku.

Police responded to a 911 call at around 1:34 a.m., from a female, identified as Anuhea Oda, 18, who reported that her 37-year-old live-in boyfriend had been stabbed.

Police say that according to Oda, her boyfriend had been attacked by a male who she identified as 28-year-old Erath Kaihewalu.

Police say Oda informed officers that Kaihewalu allegedly struck her boyfriend with an object before grabbing and striking her boyfriend multiple times with a machete.

Police say Kaihewalu turned himself in this morning and is currently in police custody. Further details are pending release.

The male victim sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the attack and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

The man is currently in stable but in critical condition.

Police say the alleged offender fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The investigation, which is currently classified as an attempted murder, is on-going.

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