61-year-old suspect arrested after apparent stabbing, barricade situation in Kauai

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Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 6:29 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 8, 2022 at 8:54 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 61-year-old man was arrested Friday after barricading himself in an apartment following an apparent stabbing, said authorities.

Derek Bracken Smith is charged with second-degree assault, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal trespass.

The Kauai Police Department’s Special Services Team, crisis negotiators, and emergency crews responded to a barricade situation Friday morning at Sun Village Condos in Lihue.

According to a preliminary report, authorities received a call at 1:15 a.m. of a female who was stabbed. Upon arrival, police found the female with sustained injuries in a different apartment from where the suspect barricaded himself.

Police sent out an alert around 6 a.m. urging the public to stay away from the area. At approximately 7:25 a.m., police said the situation “ended peacefully” and that the man is no longer barricaded.

The woman was transported to the hospital and later released.

Smith is being held on $30,050 bail.

Police said the investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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