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Witnesses say party crashers injured multiple people with baseball bats, knives

HONOLULU (KHON2) - A fight in Papakolea Saturday night has shaken the community.

Five people, most of them teenagers, were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police arrested two men for assault and one for attempted murder.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the Papakolea Community Park on Tantalus Drive.

Police say two groups of people were involved in an altercation.

A witness tells us it started when an uninvited group of men showed up at a graduation party with baseball bats and knives.

What was supposed to be a joyous celebration turned into a nightmare.

Two of the five victims were stabbed, the others were hit with baseball bats. 

One witness, who did not want to be on camera, tells us it started with three men. 

"I guess they came up there, they were telling somebody they wanted to bang everybody here. All we told them was beat it, get the hell out, we don't want any drama," said the witness. 

Minutes later, the witness says a group of them about eight or more showed up. 

"They all came up with bats, knives, metal pipes, everything," he said. "Couple guys got hit in the head. One boy got stabbed. One guy got sliced. My brother-in-law got hit with a bat."

Police say two men, ages 22 and 23, assaulted five victims and were arrested.

EMS treated and transported a 43-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy to the hospital with possible stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl, and a 18-year-old man suffered injuries from a baseball bat.

We're told all of them except for the 43-year-old were released early Sunday morning. That 43-year-old victim was a nearby neighbor who attempted to control the situation, but ended up getting injured. 

We also learned that the graduation party was for the 17-year-old girl who was taken to the hospital.

"This park is used for countless private functions. This is the first in so many years that this has happened," said Papakolea Resident Richard Soo. 

Soo tells us the men who invaded the party were not from the area.


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