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Man and girl cut with broken bottle in Kailua-Kona assault

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are investigating an assault in Kona on Wednesday evening (August 4).

At 7 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing in a parking lot in downtown Kailua-Kona and learned that five people had congregated where drinking was taking place and an argument broke out.

A 19-year-old Kailua-Kona man received lacerations to his body and face, and a 15-year-old Kailua-Kona girl received scratches to her left arm. Both were taken to Kona Community Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries and released.

Officers recovered a broken beer bottle believed to have been used in the assault.

The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Andrew Storseth, was last seen fleeing the parking lot toward Ali’i Drive.

Police ask that anyone with with additional information about this case call Detective Charles Adams at 326-4646, extension 262, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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