Monday, May 14, 2001

2 men stabbed in
parking lot of bank

Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu police are looking for a man who stabbed two other men in the parking lot of the Liliha branch of First Hawaiian Bank about 9:30 last night.

One man, 51, was treated for a wound to his head at Queen's Medical Center and released. The other man, 35, is in critical condition after undergoing surgery for wounds in his chest, left arm and left rib area.

According to police, the first man was walking on the sidewalk near the bank's parking lot when the suspect yelled. The man approached the suspect, who punched him, causing him to fall to the ground. The second man was stabbed after he apparently went to assist the first man. The first man then ran toward the suspect, who hit him in the head with a knife and fled.

Police said the victims do not know each other or their assailant.

However, witnesses who did not want to be identified said the men were fighting over drugs.

Cliff Johns, who works in a game room near the fight scene, said he did not see what happened.

But one victims had been hanging out in front of the store earlier in the evening, talking to a friend, Johns said.

The next time Johns saw him, "he was bleeding real bad. I gave him a towel."

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 30-40 years old, about six feet tall.

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