Security guard critically injured after being struck with stainless steel water bottle

Honolulu Police Tape / HNN FILE
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Published: May. 3, 2022 at 6:10 PM HST|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 11:45 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect has been arrested following an attack in Downtown Honolulu that left a security guard in critical condition on Tuesday.

Police arrested 32-year-old Armin Baertschi on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and several other offenses.

As of Wednesday morning, he had not been charged but was still in custody.

First responders said a 57-year-old security guard was attacked with a stainless steel water bottle and suffered a critical injury.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at Fort Street Mall.

Police said they eventually located the suspect nearby on Alakea Street.

The motive remains unclear.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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