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Man arrested in fatal stabbing at Lihue bank

  • COURTESY KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Emergency officials responded to First Hawaiian Bank in Lihue after a man stabbed a woman.

A man is in custody tonight after he stabbed and killed a woman at First Hawaiian Bank in Lihue.

Louis Landsman, 34, was arrested today for second-degree murder.

The victim has been identified as Charlene Landsman, 69, of Kapaa.

According to preliminary reports, the suspect walked into the bank at about 1:15 p.m. and approached the woman who was believed to be his mother and an employee of the bank. He fatally stabbed her, then fled the scene on foot.

Emergency officials transported the woman to Wilcox Hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead.

Soon after, the suspect was located in the bank parking lot where police apprehended him and took him into custody.

Bail has not been set at this time.

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