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Police investigating apparent attempted murder-suicide in Waipahu

WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder-suicide after a man allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old woman, then tried to kill himself Friday night in Waipahu.

Emergency officials responded to a residence on Kuakahi street shortly before 9:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an apparent stabbing. Police say the man and woman live together and apparently got into an argument.

According to police, the argument escalated and the suspect prevented the woman from leaving the residence. According to authorities, the man allegedly assaulted the victim with a "dangerous instrument", then attempted to commit suicide.

Police say a toddler was also in the house, but not involved in the stabbing incident.

Neighbors said they were unfamiliar with the couple.

"I've seen them once or twice, usually when they're coming home from work, but (they) never did come around, play outside with the kid," said Marlon Ibarra.

EMS officials transported the man and woman to a local trauma center in serious condition.

The suspect, who remains in the hospital, was arrested on charges of second-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, and abuse of a household member.

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