Several Honolulu police officers assaulted in 2 separate cases
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Honolulu police are investigating two separate cases early Friday involving assaults on several of their officers.
The first incident happened when police officers responded to an argument fronting the Kukui Plaza Ewa Tower on Nuuanu Avenue around 3 a.m.
Police said the argument was between a 28-year-old man and a woman in her 30s.
Investigators said the first responding officer went to investigate when the suspect hit him in the face with a blunt object, causing serious injuries. The suspect allegedly ran and was quickly captured by two other responding officers. The suspect allegedly tried to fight off the officers apprehending him.
Police said the female entered the fray and tried to help the suspect. She is being booked on suspicion of resisting arrest.
The male suspect faces three counts of first-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges.
The suspect suffered minor injuries during the scuffle and was taken to the Queen's Medical Center for evaluation.
The police officer is being treated at Straub Clinic and Hospital. The other officers are said to be in good condition.
The second assault happened around 5 a.m. near Mokauea and Colburn Streets. Details are limited, but police said a suspect punched an officer in the face and then fled in a white, four-door sedan. Police then issued an all-points bulletin seeking a local male who was last seen wearing a yellow construction shirt.
It's not clear the extent of the officer's injuries.