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Keaʻau Stabbing Suspect Arrested

April 25, 2017, 11:11 AM HST
* Updated April 29, 2:56 PM
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Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested an elderly adult male on Monday, April 24, on suspicion of first-degree assault.

At 5:13 p.m., Monday afternoon, officers responded to a report of a man who stabbed another man in the leg with a knife at a location in the 16-500 block of the Old Volcano Highway in Keaʻau.

The pair were recent acquaintances who got into an argument which precipitated the assault. The victim was transported by medics to the Hilo Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

At 5:24 p.m., the male suspect, who refused to identify himself to police, was arrested at the scene without incident. He is currently being held at the Hilo cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tuckloy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or via email at [email protected]aiicounty.gov.

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