The Maui Police Department responded to the Piihana Farm area of Wailuku early Thursday morning following a 9-1-1 call from a woman who reported that her boyfriend had been stabbed.
Police say an 18-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend had been stabbed by a male identified as 28-year-old Erath Kaihewalu. The woman stated that Kaihewalu struck her boyfriend with an object before grabbing and striking her boyfriend multiple times with a machete.
The male victim sustained life-sustaining injuries as a result of the attack and was transported to the Maui Memorial Hospital for treatment. The male victim is currently in stable but in critical condition.
Kaihewalu reportedly fled the scene prior to police arrival and his whereabouts are unknown. The investigation is still on-going.