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