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Police identify 16-year-old suspect in Big Island machete attack

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It turns out a Big Island man isn't the prime suspect in a machete attack.

Last week, police charged Atkinson Nakashima with attempted murder after an altercation in Hilo, where a 21-year-old man had an 18-inch gash from a machete.

The attack happened early Saturday morning around 2 a.m., and now police think it was Nakshima's 16-year-old brother who severely injured the victim.

Investigators say the teen came up from behind when he saw his brother was starting to lose a fight with the victim.

Nakashima is now only charged with assault.

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