Grocery store employee slashed across neck in Haleiwa, suspect arrested


UPDATE: 54-year-old John Mayhew was charged for attempted murder on Thursday. His bail is set at $100,000. Click here for an update on this story.

A man is in custody after he allegedly slashed a grocery store worker across the neck.

According to Honolulu police, a man was stabbed at Malama Market in Haleiwa. Malama Market if owned by the same parent company as Foodland.

A company spokesperson confirmed that the victim is an assistant manager at the store. She said the market will reopen on April 20.

The company is providing counseling support to their employees, and have hired security personnel as an extra precaution.

Emergency responders said the victim is a 58-years-old man. Paramedics assessed, treated, and transported the patient to the trauma center in serious condition.

Police have arrested a suspect, and are currently investigating the case as attempted murder.


STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT AT MALAMA MARKET HALEIWA
Store to remain closed today, will reopen tomorrow, April 20

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic incident that took place at Malama Market Haleiwa yesterday. Our hearts and prayers go out to our brave employees especially our assistant manager who was injured during the assault. He is currently in stable condition at the hospital. Everyone throughout our company is praying for his recovery and healing.

We don’t yet know all the details of what occurred and why, but are cooperating fully with Honolulu police and investigators. We are providing counseling support to our employees who were at the store at the time of the incident. Our store will remain closed today, and will reopen tomorrow after a meeting and blessing with our employees. While this was an isolated incident, we have hired security personnel as an extra precaution and for the comfort of our employees and customers.

We wish to thank our store management team and employees for their courage, responsiveness and assistance in handling the situation, as well as Honolulu police and emergency responders for their guidance, help, and support.

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