(BIVN) – A 21-year-old Pāhoa man was charged with attempted second-degree murder and other offenses following an reported stabbing incident that occurred Wednesday at the Hilo Medical Center.
Police say Franklin Laney Allen Poulsen “allegedly grabbed a 25-year-old female, choking and stabbing her in her hand. A 35-year-old Hilo man and a 25-year-old Pepeekeo man also sustained injuries after being stabbed by the suspect as they intervened.”
Police say another 63-year-old Hilo man was punched in the face by Poulsen as he tried to assist the others.
According to a Thursday media release:
After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section charged Franklin Laney Allen Poulsen with attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of first-degree assault, and one count of third-degree assault. Bail for Poulsen was set at $312,000.00, and he is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon.
All the victims were treated for their injuries sustained during the incident, police say.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaiʻi - A 21-year-old Pāhoa man allegedly stabbed a 25-year-old female and two other men who tried to intervene, police say.