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Maui Police Launch Attempted Murder Investigation Following Stabbing in Olowalu

December 7, 2017, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated December 8, 12:46 PM
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Shaun Nishida.

Update: (12:19 p.m. 12.8.17)

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Officers from the Hāna Patrol Division arrested Shaun Nishida, 36, of Hāna, Maui at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Police say Nishida was wanted for allegedly stabbing another male the previous day in Lahaina.

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Maui police have launched a second degree attempted murder investigation following a stabbing reported in Olowalu on Wednesday night, Dec. 6, 2017.


The incident was reported at around 10:50 p.m. when police were dispatched to the shoreline area of Honoapiʻilani Highway near the Olowalu Recycling and Refuse Center.


Police say two male individuals had gotten into a fight and one male allegedly stabbed the other. The suspect then got into his vehicle and fled the area prior to police arrival, according to department reports.

The victim, a 45 year old Lahaina man, was transported to the hospital emergency room in serious condition where he was treated for his injuries.

Police say the investigation is on-going.

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