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Police investigating stabbing at Hilo beach park

May 12, 2014 - 10:29am

Hawaii Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon at a beach park in Hilo.

At 2:15 p.m. Saturday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing off Keaukaha Road near 4-Mile Beach Park in the Keaukaha area, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

When officers arrived, they learned that a 41-year-old Hilo man had suffered multiple stab wounds to the back during an altercation with another man. The victim was en route to the hospital in a private vehicle when the vehicle came upon responding Hawaii Fire Department rescue personnel, who transported him to Hilo Medical Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The suspect, 46-year-old Paul Gibson of Ocean View was located six minutes later on Laukapu Street in Hilo, according to police. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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