Man arrested by Honolulu police after alleged assault in women’s bathroom

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly entered a women’s bathroom in a mall and punched a victim in the face on Sunday, May 9.

Police say the suspect left on foot after the incident before being detained by witnesses and mall security until police arrived.

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According to HPD, the alleged assault occurred around 3:20 p.m. in the Pāwaʻa area. The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree and third-degree assault by 3:30 p.m.

Police say the victim, a 20-year-old woman, was evaluated at a medical center and an emergency room doctor deemed her trauma as a “substantial bodily injury.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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