Big Island police investigate critical stabbing incident in Hilo

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon at a beach park in Hilo.

Around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing at "Four Mile Beach Park" in the Keaukaha area.

When officers arrived, they learned that a 41-year-old Hilo man had sustained multiple stab wounds to the back during an altercation with another man. The victim was en route to the hospital in a private vehicle when the vehicle came upon responding Fire Department rescue personnel. HFD transported him to Hilo Medical Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The suspect, 46-year-old Paul Gibson of Ocean View, was located six minutes later on Laukapu Street in Hilo. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to the Hilo police cellblock.

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