Honolulu police arrested a 33-year-old man after he allegedly held a 37-year-old woman against her will at her residence in Maili for four days and barricaded himself in the home for several hours Monday after she managed to escape.
Police said the suspect arrived at the victim’s residence on Pakeke Street at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday where he held her against her will and assaulted her with a mallet. The suspect was also seen with a firearm, police added.
The suspect and victim are acquaintances.
Police said the victim managed to escape the house Monday afternoon. Emergency Medical Services treated her for multiple injuries and took her to a hospital in serious condition.
Patrol officers, as well as officers of the Honolulu Police Department’s Specialized Services Division, responded to the scene as the suspect barricaded himself in the home. Officers set up a perimeter and negotiators tried to get the suspect to surrender but he refused to exit the house.
Police said the suspect was eventually located inside the residence and arrested at about 7:45 p.m. on suspicion of kidnapping and second-degree assault.
He remains in custody.
Records show the perpetrator has a criminal record of felony assault, misdemeanor abuse of a family or household member and petty misdemeanor harassment.