(BIVN) – Hawaii County Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision on Wednesday in connection with a reported road rage incident.
At 3:29 p.m., on November 22, police say a 25-year-old Pāhoa man told them he was stabbed in the chest by the driver of a light-colored sedan following an argument on Moho Road, or Road 8, in Hawaiian Acres.
The victim was driven by private vehicle to the Pāhoa fire station, police report, before being taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center where he was treated for a stab wound to the chest and later released.
Police say they recovered the knife they believe was used in the stabbing.
Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man in his 40’s, about 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with shoulder-length blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray or white t-shirt, blue denim shorts, and black slippers. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light colored Nissan Versa (similar to the one depicted in the photograph above). It was last seen driving in the Pāhoa direction on Moho Road.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation that has been classified as a second-degree assault. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Tuck Loy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2385 or Tuckloy.Aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.