Stabbing is the latest violent incident on Chinatown's Maunakea street

Stabbing is the latest violent incident on Chinatown's Maunakea street

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man was stabbed in the lower torso in the area of Maunakea Liquor and Grocery, according to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.

This comes not even a week after former sportscaster John Noland was found on the same street with critical injuries to his head.

Officials responded to Friday's incident at 1161 Maunakea Street in Chinatown at approximately 8:45 a.m.

The 48-year-old victim was apparently only stabbed once.

Over the weekend, officials say they found Noland in critical condition early Saturday morning.

Police have made an arrest in that attempted murder investigation, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Even before this past week, the Maunakea Liquor and Grocery store was the scene of other violent incidents. Last year a 34-year-old man was fatally shot outside the location.

"It is a high-crime area," said Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock, who is on the Downtown-Chinatown neighborhood board as well as the president of the Chinatown Business & Community Association.

She says the area near the liquor store is plagued with criminals and drug deals.

"The liquor stores are not a good help to this neck of the woods," Shubert-Kwock said.

She believes the number of robberies and assaults taking place in the area is high.

Shubert-Kwock would like to see more police patrols and cameras in the area.

"I think there is an issue or shortage of manpower," she said. "It hurts businesses."

Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact police.

This story may be updated.

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