A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged this afternoon over the assault of two people at their home in Napier.
The incident on Kennedy Road happened at about 7am and 8am yesterday. An elderly woman and her son remain in hospital in a stable condition.
The Wairoa man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, police said today.
Police said other charges may follow.
The man will appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow.