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Road rage leads to alleged stabbing

Updated: 
November 24, 2017 - 3:51pm

Hawaii Island police are investigating a stabbing in connection with a road rage incident.

At 3:29 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, a 25-year-old Pahoa man told police he was stabbed in the chest by the driver of a light-colored sedan following an argument on Moho Road, (Road 8), in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision.

The victim was driven by private vehicle to the Pahoa fire station then taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center where he was treated for a stab wound to the chest and later released. Police recovered the knife suspected to have been used.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 40s, about 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with shoulder-length blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray or white T-shirt, blue denim shorts, and black slippers.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light colored Nissan Versa similar to the one depicted in the photograph. It was last seen driving in the Pahoa direction on Moho Road.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation that has been classified as a second-degree assault.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Tuck Loy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or Tuckloy.Aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.

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