Police officer struck in Punchbowl hit-and-run incident - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Police officer struck in Punchbowl hit-and-run incident

Honolulu police have opened an attempted murder case after a male suspect struck an officer with his vehicle and fled the scene early Sunday morning in the Punchbowl area. 

Officials say the suspect was stopped by patrol officers for driving a stolen vehicle in the Punchbowl area shortly before 2:20 a.m. The suspect reportedly struck an officer with his vehicle then fled on foot, according to HPD.

Emergency Medical Services transported a 30-year-old victim to the hospital in serious condition, after the two-vehicle collision. 

Officials closed Lusitana Street in both directions between Iolani Avenue and Puowaina Drive for nearly two hours to conduct an investigation.

Honolulu police have opened an attempted murder case. 

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