BY LYNN VASQUEZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-BULLETIN
Police tape off an area of Mayor Wright Homes near the intersection of Dillingham Blvd., King and Liliha streets to investigate a stabbing. Officers have arrested and are questioning a suspect, sitting, in handcuffs.
Brother arrested in attack with garden tool
A 40-YEAR-OLD Kapalama man who allegedly stabbed his brother in the neck with a garden sickle yesterday was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.
The suspect, living at a Desha Lane apartment, got into an argument with his 39-year-old brother and attacked him with the sickle, creating a 7-inch laceration down his neck and back, police said.
The stabbing occurred about 1:45 p.m., and the suspect then ran into the Mayor Wright Homes area with the bloody sickle and a self-inflicted wound to his right forearm, police said.
Police contained the area and arrested him about 2 p.m., said Sgt. Lance Yashiro.
The two men were taken to the Queen's Medical Center.
The victim remained in guarded condition last night, police said.
The suspect was treated and released and taken into police custody.
One Mayor Wright Homes resident, Lynn Vasquez, 49, said she saw a man running with a bloody sickle in his right hand, swinging it in front of him.
She said she confronted the man and screamed at him. "It took him out of the insanity he was in, and he told me, 'Sorry, manang,'" Vasquez said.
Vasquez said she reported the incident to a security guard, but police had already been summoned.