Grandfather allegedly attacks grandson

Iosefa Tauvela
Iosefa Tauvela

WAHIAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A grandfather is accused of attacking his own grandson. Police say the incident began when 52-year-old Iosefa M Tauvela's two grandsons were playing in the backseat of the car.

Tauvela allegedly told them to stop, but they wouldn't. That's when police say he slapped both boys and then covered the older brother's nose and mouth, while pressing his thumb into the boy's eye.

The 11 year old reportedly lost consciousness, but was revived, treated at a hospital and released. Tauvela has been charged with abuse of a family member.

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