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Local musician charged with second-degree assault

Courtesy: Honolulu Pulse Courtesy: Honolulu Pulse

SATURDAY UPDATE: 26-year old local musician Kaipo Kapua was charged Saturday morning on second-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threatening and one count of abuse of a family or household member. 

Bail is set at $50,000.


FRIDAY: Officials with the Honolulu Police Department are investigating an attempted murder case involving the arrest of 26-year-old local musician Kaipo Kapua, according to police records obtained early Friday morning.

Details surrounding the case remain unclear, but Kapua was arrested at 1:55 a.m. in Kahaluu and booked on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and kidnapping.

Police say Kapua's girlfriend, who is believed to live with the musician in Kahaluu, went to the police station at around midnight last night and reported that Kapua threatened her and then physically injured her with a dangerous instrument.

Police sources tell Hawaii News Now that Kapua choked the woman, put a kitchen knife to her neck, and then tried to stab her as she defended herself. At some point during the altercation, police sources say she was cut on her leg.  

The girlfriend was treated for her injuries at a hospital and then released, police say.

Kapua's girlfriend also indicated to police that he prevented her from leaving the house after the incident.

Kapua was reported missing by friends in April after he reportedly had an argument with his live-in girlfriend and wasn't seen for nearly 24 hours. The couple reportedly have a child together, but police did not indicate whether the child was present during the incident.

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