Nukuʻalofa: Bystanders left in shock as bouncers fight off a machete wielding assailant 

Bar bouncers and a non-uniform Police officer successfully fought off a machete-wielding man outside a bar in Nukuʻalofa this morning Saturday 5.

An eyewitness Patimiosi Ngūngūtau who is working at the Taliʻeva bar in Nukuʻalofa alleged two men came out of the bar when a man armed himself with a machete and tried to attack one of them.

The incident left bystanders who were at the scene on Taufaʻahau Rd opposite Uata Building in shock.

“It was a horrifying experience to many as the bar was just closed and people were coming out when the attempted attack happened”, he said.

He told Kaniva News the bar bouncers and the non-uniform Police officer managed to fend off and brought the man down shortly before a Police car arrived and took away the machete.

No one was injured, Ngūngūtau said.

Police could not be reached for comment.

Some people who were at the scene took to Facebook and shared their worst nightmare.

Pasiaka Halaholo said on Facebook she was at the scene and saw the incident.


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