Man accused in brutal stabbing in Mililani remains in custody

Brutal stabbing in Mililani leaves 2 adults, 1 teenage girl injured

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police say a man accused in a brutal stabbing that left three people injured remains in custody on Friday.

Police responded around 4 a.m. Thursday to the home on Waimakua Drive.

"There were multiple calls of a burglary, the initial call was for burglary followed by calls of an argument and yelling and screaming,” said HPD Lt. Phillip Lavarias, adding that multiple neighbors called and described a man trying to break into the house.

When officers arrived to the home, they saw a man on top of a woman, stabbing her.

Officers then pulled him off the victim and took him into custody. Three officers suffered minor scrapes and bruises in the process.

“Very commendable action by our officers as well as a female neighbor that tried to intervene,” Lavarias said.

The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Michael Gibbs, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault and resisting arrest. He has not been charged yet.

Police said a woman in her 40s suffered multiple stab wounds to her torso and was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

Police records say she suffered “life-threatening” injuries.

A teenage girl, who was punched by the suspect, was also taken to the hospital in stable condition.

They are believed to be mother and daughter.

A third person, a 20-year-old man, was also injured with a stab wound while trying to help. It’s not clear what his relationship is to the other individuals involved.

Lavarias said the case appears to be domestic violence.

Police closed off Waimakua Drive, between Wailawa Street and Wainihi Street, during the investigation.

This story will be updated.

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