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Former KHON2 reporter in intensive care after confrontation in Chinatown

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Honolulu police have opened an attempted murder case after a confrontation in Chinatown left a man unresponsive in the street.

Police haven't said exactly what happened, but we do know the victim's name is John Noland. 

He spent decades covering Hawaii sports, including here at KHON2. Longtime viewers will remember him from the '80s and '90s.

Aside from being a sports fanatic, he's also a father. We talked to his daughter, who is still finding it difficult to deal with what happened. 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Alana Noland returned to the islands this past weekend for what was supposed to be a celebration.

"I just got engaged," Alana Noland said. "I got engaged on Thursday and had plans with one of Dad's friends to celebrate on Maui. He was supposed to come here Monday and then we got the awful news on Saturday morning."

Alana Noland says her father was found unresponsive in Chinatown early Saturday morning, and he was taken to the Queen's Medical Center where he's been in the ICU for the past three days.

"I really wish that he could see the amount of love and support that has come through in the last couple of days," Alana Noland said. "My dad is such a charismatic guy, the life of the party. He made everybody that he came into contact with feel special. People have been coming out of the woodwork to tell us how much he meant to them.

"My dad had so much love in his heart and so much love to give, and his favorite times with me were just reminiscing about growing up in family times," she added. "Family is very, very close to his heart, so everybody's family to him."

Alana Noland says her father will go undergo an MRI and that the family is hoping for the best.

If you have any information that can help investigators in the this case, call the Honolulu Police Department.


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