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Police: Man, 49, attacked with an axe in Wahiawa

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Honolulu police have opened a second-degree attempted murder investigation in Wahiawa after a 49-year-old man suffered lacerations from an axe attack on Wednesday night.

At about 11:30 p.m., police said a male suspect, 51, allegedly swung an axe at the victim, breaking his forearm. According to a police report, the suspect then allegedly used two hands to swing the axe overhead and struck the victim on the upper right shoulder, causing a deep laceration.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was treated at the Wahiawa General Hospital.

No other details were immediately available.

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