HONOLULU (KHON2) — Big Island police are asking for witnesses to come forward as they investigate a stabbing incident that happened on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona.

When officers arrived, they determined that a 45-year-old man was sleeping when an unknown male woke him up, and an argument ensued, according to police.

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Police said the victim was stabbed in the stomach area and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The victim told police that the suspect had a dark-colored backpack and was last seen walking on Aliʻi Drive.

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If you witnessed this incident or have any information, contact Detective Donovan Kohara at (808) 960-3118; or via email at donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov.