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Man with Machete Charged After Roadway Attack Off Kahekili Highway

At 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Wailuku Patrol Division were assigned to a Disorderly Conduct incident on Kahekili Highway in Waihee.

Callers reported the male offender, identified as 37-year-old John Kahaialii was involved in a verbal altercation with a 38-year-old male victim while on the roadway of Kahekili Highway (MP 5.5) in Waihee.

During this altercation, Kahaialii reportedly punched the male victim once while he was seated within his vehicle. Kahaialii reached into the vehicle and placed a machete at the male victim’s neck.

Kahaialii was arrested for Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle I and Terroristic Threatening I, he was charged for both offenses. Kahaialii was able to post the $2,000 bail.

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