By: Minna Sugimoto
WAIPAHU (KHNL) -- The sound of gunfire shocks a Waipahu neighborhood. A woman wielding two knives is shot at by Honolulu police.
The bullet missed the 43-year-old woman who, witnesses say, was armed with two meat cleavers. She's being held at the Pearl City police station.
The shooting happened on Kahuamoku Street in Waipahu at about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. It all started when police received a call that a person was armed outside an apartment building.
Officers say they found a woman with two knives threatening a person in the area. Police say an officer opened fire when the woman turned towards officers.
Neighbors say the suspect is a wife and mother of three. They're stunned by the incident.
"I really don't know what happened 'cause she's a very quiet lady," Norma Carino, suspect's neighbor, said. "She don't bother nobody. So I don't know what really happened."
Officers arrested the woman for investigation of terroristic threatening. Her husband was told what happened when he arrived home.