A 51-year-old man was charged today after allegedly assaulting and critically injuring a woman in her 80s in downtown Honolulu.
Prosecutors charged Steven Ho with first-degree assault this afternoon. His bail was set at $50,000.
The woman was at a bus stop at Hotel and Alakea streets when Ho, who has no local address, approached her at about 5:30 a.m. Monday, then allegedly hit and kicked her, according to police.
She was taken to the hospital in critical condition with head injuries, police said.
Police found Ho nearby and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree assault.