Police investigate Kailua-Kona stabbing incident

Hawaii Island police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred Sept. 10 at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona.

At 2:49 a.m. Sept. 10, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of man who had been stabbed in the area fronting the Hale Halawai pavilion. Upon officer’s arrival, it was determined that the 45-year-old Kailua-Kona resident 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 victim was transported to the Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.

According to the victim, the suspect was approximately 6-feet tall, bald, and Caucasian wearing unknown type of clothing and in possession of a dark-colored backpack and was last seen walking north on Alii Drive.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may have witnessed it should contact Detective Donovan Kohara at (808) 960-3118; or via email at donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov. They may also contact the department’s nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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