Police identify suspect in early-morning stabbing in Kalihi

Police identify suspect in early-morning stabbing in Kalihi
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man was arrested in Kalihi early Monday in connection with a stabbing that left another man hospitalized.

The suspect, 37-year-old Joseph Sannicholas, was arrested just before 2:30 a.m. at Kalihi Valley Homes, police said.

According to police, Sannicholas and the 18-year-old male victim were involved in a fist fight before Sannicholas allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim.

When officers arrived, they found the victim with multiple stab wounds to the head.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Sannicholas was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault but has since been released pending investigation.

Their relationship is currently unknown.

This story will be updated.

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