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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 12, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Visiting sailor beaten in Waikiki

A seaman with a visiting Navy battle group who was injured in an apparent beating early Wednesday in Waikiki was transferred to Tripler Army Medical Center yesterday after his condition was upgraded.

Police have opened an attempted-murder investigation in the case, in which the victim, described as in his mid-20s, was found unconscious with head injuries at 2164 Kalia Road. He was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in critical condition at 6:30 a.m.

Lt. Cmdr. Jane Campbell, public affairs officer for Navy Region Hawaii, confirmed that he is a crewman of the USS Sacramento, which, along with other ships in the USS Carl Vinson group, will be in port until Monday.

Man, 18, arrested in slashing case

Police arrested an 18-year-old Kapi'olani Boulevard man in an investigation of a slashing incident near the Hard Rock Cafe early Thursday.

Detectives have classified the case, in which the suspect used a broken beer bottle to cut the victim, as second-degree attempted murder.

The suspect fled the scene but then returned, when the witness identified him for police, who made the arrest at 2:25 a.m.