Big Island police arrested an elderly man after he allegedly stabbed another man in the leg with a knife in Puna.
Shortly before 5:15 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 16-500 block of Old Volcano Highway after the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in Keaau.
Police said the acquaintances got into an argument that escalated when the suspect stabbed the victim in the leg. Paramedics transported the victim to Hilo Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Police arrested the suspect, who refused to give his name to responding officers, at the scene on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call Det. Tuckloy Aurello of the Hawaii Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385 or e-mail at Tuckloy.Aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.