Police arrest man suspected of biting off girlfriend’s ear

HILO — Police say a Big Island man beat his girlfriend and a 77-year-old man with meat cleaver and also bit off a part of the woman’s ear.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Puna patrol officers received a report of a woman being assaulted with a knife at Kalapana Seaview Estates Tuesday night.

Officers say the 53-year-old woman had multiple lacerations on her face and a partially severed ear.

Police say the woman and the man were parking a vehicle when they were confronted by the woman’s boyfriend who forced himself into the car holding a meat cleaver.

Police say the boyfriend struck the man multiple times in the head with the cleaver’s handle and struck the woman repeatedly with his fists.

The 41-year-old man was arrested and is facing eight charges.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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