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1 man stabbed, 1 arrested in Keeaumoku bar fight

Police arrested one man and another man went to the hospital with stab wounds after a bar fight in the Keeaumoku area early this morning, according to police and Emergency Medical Services reports.

Police said two groups of men got into a fight at an unidentified bar at 1:20 a.m. that ended with the victim being stabbed in the leg with a knife.

The victim’s friends took him to the hospital, police said. The other group of men fled the scene, but police arrested a 22-year-old Kalihi man near Piikoi and Young streets about an hour later  on suspicion of second-degree assault.

Paramedics responded at 1:50 a.m. to Keeaumoku Street near Kona Street on a report of a stabbing, but the victims had already left the scene.

Police have been investigating a number of early morning violent incidents in the Keeaumoku Street area since March.

>>A 26-year-old man was stabbed near the Like Like Drive-In on Keeaumoku Street at about 3:30 a.m. on May 4.

>>Police arrested a 21-year-old Kalihi man and charged him with assault after he allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man during a brawl involving about 20 people on March 31, just after 7 a.m. on Sheridan Street.

>>Police are also investigating  a March 15 fight in which two men were stabbed in front of the Kee­au­moku McDonald’s following a fight involving two groups of young people.

>>On March 3, police arrested an Ewa Beach man in a baseball bat assault and stabbing on Makaloa Street near the Walgreens on Keeaumoku Street, at about 5:30 a.m. But police released the suspect after the victims declined to press charges.

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