Police Arrest Man in Connection with a Stabbing on the Big Island

KONA, Big Island (KHNL) -- Hawaii County police arrested an 18-year-old Mexican national in connection with a stabbing on February 24 outside a Kona bar.

Carlos Silva-Rivero was arrested early Sunday and charged with second-degree assault and intimidating a witness.

A 45-year-old Captain Cook man reported being attacked at about 12:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the bar located in the Kona industrial area. He suffered puncture injuries to his shoulder and low back. After the attack, Silva-Rivero reportedly threatened to stab a 34-year-old witness if he said anything to authorities.

Police also contacted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which began the process of deportation.

Silva-Rivero is being held at the Kona police cellblock.