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Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing in Mapunapuna

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Honolulu police investigate a stabbing on Kilihau Street near Mapunapuna Street this morning. (Krystle Marcellus/kmarcellus@staradvertiser.com)

Honolulu police have arrested a 24-year-old Kalihi man in connection with a fatal stabbing in Mapunapuna Sunday morning.

According to police, the suspect stabbed a 59-year-old man multiple times during an argument at an encampment of homeless people near Kilihau and Mapunapuna streets. The incident happened around 6:10 a.m.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victim in extremely critical condition to a local hospital, where he later died.

The suspect was located at grocery store on Gulick Street around 1:30 p.m. A witness to the earlier incident identified the suspect and police arrested him on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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