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Kahului Man Arrested in Knife Assault on Roommate

April 4, 2013, 8:19 AM HST
* Updated April 5, 7:35 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Rodney S. Yap

A 24-year-old Kahului man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly cut his roommate on the arm with a knife during a scuffle at their residence, police said.

Bail for Kevin Kanakanui was set for $2,100. He was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening, interfering with reporting of an emergency and abuse.

The incident was reported to police at 1:37 a.m.

As Kanakanui’s roommate was calling police to report the altercation, Kanakanui threw down the phone and disconnected the call, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.

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Rego said the roommate told officers that he was cut on his right arm after getting into a fight and scuffling with Kanakanui.

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Kanakanui still had the knife when police officers responded to the residence on Hookui Street, he said.

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