Hawaii Island police investigate attempted murder in Hilo

Big Island Police - Hawaii County Police

Hawaii island police are investigating an attempted murder after a 41-year-old man was stabbed Saturday afternoon at a beach park in Hilo.

Authorities say the man had multiple stab wounds to the back after an altercation with another man.

The victim was taken the hospital in critical but stable condition.

The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Paul Gibson of Ocean View was located six minutes after police arrived on Laukapu St.

Gibson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 961-8300.

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