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HPD Investigates Hele-On Stabbing

April 25, 2015, 11:27 PM HST
* Updated April 25, 11:31 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Honoka’a aboard a Hele-On bus.

According to police, Hamakua patrol officers, along with the Hawai’i Fire Department, responded at 9:34 a.m. to the Hele-On bus stop on Lehua Street in Honoka’a after being notified of the stabbing.

In the incident, a 40-year-old Hilo man sustained a cut to his forehead. The man was taken to North Hawai’i Community Hospital in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers learned that the victim and the suspect were arguing on the bus prior to the stabbing. The suspect cut the victim’s forehead with an unknown object. After cutting the victim, the suspect left the bus and ran away on foot.

Police say they have identified the suspect but have not made an arrest. The incident continues to be investigated and has been classified as a first-degree assault.

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Anyone who has information about the incident or who witnessed it occur is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number, 961-8300.

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