Man charged in machete attack that injured police officer in Hōfoa

    A 28-year-old man faces two charges after a Nuku’alofa police officer was attacked with a machete in Hōfoa.

    The man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and obstruction of justice.

    The man allegedly hit  the Senior Police Constable on his head with a machete.

    He remains in custody to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 3.

    The attack occurred after Police received a report from a resident in Hofoa concerning the suspect who was trying to enter their house.

    When police arrived the suspect was inside one of the houses within the premises.

    When the officer opened the door, the suspect allegedly hit him on the right side of the head with the machete.

    The 36-year-old police officer is in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital.

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