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Man Critically Injured in Reported Stabbing at Luana Gardens

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By Wendy Osher

Luana Gardens. Photo by Wendy Osher.

A Maui man was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition Sunday afternoon following a reported stabbing at Luana Gardens in Kahului.

Authorities say officers responded to a unit at the condominium complex at around 1:19 p.m. after receiving a report of a male that had been stabbed in the chest with a pair of scissors.

Upon their arrival, the officers located a 35 year-old male with a puncture wound to his chest, said Lt. John Jakubczak with the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Divison.

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According to authorities, an initial investigation indicated that the male and his fiancée were involved in a domestic dispute when the incident occurred.

Luana Gardens. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The suspect, a 35 year-old female who resides at Luana Gardens was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and Abuse of a Family/Household Member.

Following further investigation, the case was reclassified as an Assault in the Second Degree and the suspect was released pending further investigation on that charge; however, she was charged for Abuse of a Family/Household Member.   The woman was released after posting $1,000 bail.

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