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Former TV sportscaster John Noland dies following Chinatown attack

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    John Noland showed a photo of himself during his football playing days at Pac-5. Honolulu police arrested a 58-year-old man Thursday evening in connection with a vicious assault that left the longtime sports broadcaster in critical condition.

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    Mark Coleman, 58, was arrested Thursday in connection with an alleged assault on longtime sports broadcaster John Noland.

Former Honolulu sportscaster John Noland died today from injuries he sustained when he was allegedly assaulted in Chinatown last weekend, his daughter Alana Noland confirmed this evening.

Honolulu police arrested a 58-year-old man Thursday evening in connection with an assault on Noland, 60, who had been on life support.

Police said this afternoon that indications are that the fall prompted by the assault, and not the blows themselves, are to blame for critical injuries Noland sustained.

Mark A. Coleman, the suspect, was arrested on the 900 block of Maunakea Street around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Noland, who has held numerous positions in local television and radio dating back to the early 1980s, was found on the ground fronting 1161 Maunakea St. at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

Emergency Medical Services responded and administered CPR before trans­­porting him in critical condition to The Queen’s Medical Center, according to EMS spokeswoman Shayne Enright.

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