The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a stabbing in connection with a road rage incident.
At 3:29 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, (November 22), a 25-year-old Pāhoa man told police he was stabbed in the chest by the driver of a light-colored sedan following an argument on Moho Road, (Road 8), in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision.
According to HPD, the victim was driven by private vehicle to the Pāhoa fire station then taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center where he was treated for a stab wound to the chest and later released.
Police have recovered the knife suspected to have been used.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 40’s, about 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with shoulder-length blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray or white t-shirt, blue denim shorts, and black slippers.
Police describe the suspect’s vehicle as a light colored Nissan Versa similar to the one depicted in the photograph. It was last seen driving in the Pāhoa direction on Moho Road.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation that has been classified as a second-degree assault.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Tuck Loy Aurello of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2385 or Tuckloy.Aurello@hawaiicounty.