LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Kaua’i Police Department said a 61-year-old man was arrested after barricading himself in an apartment for six hours following an apparent stabbing.
KPD received an emergency call at around 1:15 a.m. on Friday, July 8.
Police said a woman was stabbed by a male subject at an apartment at Sun Village Condos in Lihue. The suspect was identified as Derek Bracken Smith of Lihue.
Police arrived at the scene and found a woman with sustained injuries from an apparent stabbing.
According to KPD, the woman was located in a different apartment from where the suspect barricaded himself.
The woman was transferred to Wilcox Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and later released.
KPD said the barricade situation ended after negotiators were able to convince Smith to exit the apartment peacefully. He was arrested at around 7:25 a.m.
Smith was charged with second-degree assault, kidnapping, first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal trespass.
His bail was set for $30,050. The cause of the stabbing situation has not yet been determined.
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Kauai police are investigating.