Investigation underway after man apparently stabbed, burned with unknown liquid in Manoa

The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 6:09 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 5:54 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An investigation is underway after a 67-year-old man was apparently stabbed and burned with an unknown liquid in Manoa early Thursday, Honolulu EMS said.

The incident happened just before 4:30 a.m. in the area of Halelena Place and Kahawai Street.

EMS said the man was wounded on his back with “a sharp object” before he was allegedly doused with an unknown liquid.

Police later revealed the suspect attempted to set the victim on fire. EMS said the victim sustained mild burn injuries to his extremities.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition. Following the incident, police arrested 31-year-old Eric Anthony Scotton on attempted murder and arson charges.

It’s believed the two roommates had been fighting prior to the attack.

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