Honolulu police arrested a 46-year-old man early today in Waikiki after he allegedly severed a man’s hand with a sword.
Police said the suspect attacked the man in Waikiki just after midnight. The suspect was positively identified and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder about an hour later, according to a police report.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said paramedics responded to the 7-Eleven store at 1901 Kalakaua Ave. just after midnight and treated the victim, who is in his 40s, for multiple wounds.
EMS spokesperson Shayne Enright said they found the man at the entrance to the parking lot with “multiple lacerations, puncture wounds and a severed hand. Left hand.”
EMS took the man to a hospital in critical condition.
An employee who answered the phone at the Kalakaua Avenue store told the Associated Press that no one who was working at the time of the alleged attack was still there. The 7-Eleven corporate office in Hawaii did not immediately return a call for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.