HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly attacked a man in his 40s with a sword in Waikiki.
The incident happened on Friday, July 22, at around 12:01 a.m. near a 7-Eleven store on Kalakaua Avenue.
According to HPD, the suspect used a sword to assault the victim. The suspect was identified and arrested by 1:11 a.m.
The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said the victim was found with multiple wounds. He was transported to the nearest hospital in critical condition.
A neighbor is concerned about the crime in Waikiki.
“Things were getting pretty bad here. 7-Eleven reportedly was going to get us a security detail to hang out in the parking lot. And that went on for a couple of months,” said Tommy Penrose, a resident in Waikiki. “The police department down in Waikiki were saying ‘oh yeah’ they were going to get a security person and as it turns out they never did.”
Penrose concluded, “So it doesn’t surprise me that this guy had a sword. I mean I don’t think it was an unprovoked attack. I think there was something between those guys but that’s just an indication of what goes on here.”
The cause of the attack is unknown at this time.
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Honolulu police are investigating.