Woman accused of punching, choking 2-year-old boy

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

KAKAAKO (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 31-year-old woman is in Honolulu police custody for allegedly choking and punching a toddler Tuesday.

Officers arrested the woman on Kawaiahao Street at about 1:40 p.m. on suspicion of felony domestic abuse and for three contempt warrants.

A witness told police that the two-year-old boy was in a stroller crying when the suspect put her hand around his throat. When the child started crying again, the woman allegedly hit him on the face with a closed fist.

The suspect is in HPD's main cellblock awaiting possible charges.

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