Maui man arrested after alleged machete attack

A Maui man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a couple with a machete in Lahaina.

It happened Thursday at 11:28 p.m. at the intersection of Front Street and Lahainaluna Road.

Officers responded to a fight involving two males and discovered two victims, a man and a woman, who were attacked with a machete.

The suspect, 18-year-old Maamaloa Uhila, fled the scene prior to police arrival, police said.

Uhila returned while officers were still conducting their investigation and was positively identified by witnesses. He was arrested and transported to the Lahaina station for processing.

Officers also recovered the weapon as evidence.

The male victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The female victim was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.

Uhila was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault. His bail was set at $50,000.

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