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Hawai‘i Police Investigate Stabbing in Downtown Kailua-Kona

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Authorities are looking for a male in connection to a stabbing near Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona on Sept. 10.

According to Hawai‘i police, Kona patrol officers responded to the assault at 2:49 a.m. Upon arrival, at the park pavilion, officers learned the stabbing occurred after a 45-year-old Kailua-Kona male had been asleep when he was woken up by an unknown male.

“A verbal dispute ensued between the two males which resulted with the victim sustaining a non-life threatening stab wound to his abdominal area,” the release stated. “The victim was transported to the Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.”

The victim described the suspect to police as a Caucasian male, six feet tall, bald, wearing an unknown type of clothing and in possession of a dark-colored backpack. H was last seen walking north on Aliʻi Drive.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may have witnessed it is encouraged to contact Detective Donovan Kohara at 808-960-3118; or via email at [email protected]. They may also contact the Hawai’i Police Department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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