Police investigating stabbing in Kona


Hawaii Island police are investigating a stabbing incident involving three people that resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police officers responding to a 10:10 p.m. call Thursday at the intersection of Alii Drive and Kahakai Road across from the Coconut Grove Market Place discovered a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen and back, and a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man with a laceration to his abdomen being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.

Both men were transported to the Kona Community Hospital where they were treated for their injuries and then released.

Police arrested the 43-year-old man on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held in the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation. West Hawaii Today is not identifying the man because he has yet to be charged with a crime.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective Scott Kurashige by phone at 326-4646, ext. 304 or by email at skurashige@co.hawaii.hi.us.