US-Tongan husband arrested and charged over wife stabbing

Police in Tonga have arrested and charged a husband over the brutal stabbing of his wife last night in a resident near the Friendly Islanders Motel in Maʻufanga.

Superindentent Tevita Fifita told Kaniva News this morning Police were called to the scene last night and found the victim was wounded.

The woman received medical treatment at Vaiola Hospital and was released later last night while Police immediately launched a man hunt in an attempt to arrest the suspect.

Police declined to give further comments after they made the arrest this afternoon. They also did not release the identities of those invloved in relation to the stabbing.

The husband was in Police custody and was expected to appear in court on Thursday.

The couple holds American citizenship and has been in Tonga after arriving from the United States.

 

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