Couple in Apia stabbing recovering, charges against man await

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua. (Photo: File)

Multiple criminal charges will be filed against the man accused of stabbing his estranged wife in broad daylight at the heart of Apia on Friday. 

This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Filipo Logoitino, who said the Police are continuing their investigation.

“The man and woman are recovering well after being operated upon at the hospital,” said Auapaau. 

“The Police will wait until they are officially discharged from hospital to continue their investigation and finalised the charges.”

The man and woman were taken to the Moto’otua Hospital early Friday morning. The woman suffered stab wounds to her face and stomach while the man allegedly stabbed himself.

An eyewitness said the man came out of nowhere and started stabbing her multiple times in public.

“The victim is an employee for one of the government ministries housed at the A.C.C. Building,” one eyewitness told the Weekend Observer.

“He was waiting for the victim to come to work because it was around 8’oclock in the morning that the incident occurred.”

When members of the public rushed to her rescue, he ran away.

“He ran towards the Mulivai Bridge because a taxi driver was chasing after him. He jumped into the sea and he went inside a pipe that is under there.

“However, when he decided to come back out, the knife that he used on his partner was lodged in his chest.

“The Police arrived at the scene and the ambulance was called. They were both taken to the hospital and they underwent operation.” 

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