A man’s hand severed by a sword at a Hawaii 7-Eleven store


HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii police were investigating after a man’s left hand was severed by a sword at a Waikiki 7-Eleven.

Emergency responders were called to the convenience store just after midnight Friday, said Honolulu Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Shayne Enright.

They found the man at the parking lot entrance with “multiple lacerations, puncture wounds and a severed hand,” Enright told The Associated Press. “Left hand.”

The 40-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition.

An employee who answered the phone at the store on Kalakaua Avenue said no one who was working at the time was still there. 7-Eleven’s Hawaii headquarters did not immediately respond to a call for comment.

Michael Suissa, a Swiss tourist, told Hawaii News Now that he witnessed the attack.

“The victim started screaming and crying, then I looked at him on the ground and saw that half of his hand was on the ground,” Suissa said.

According to Suissa, the man wielding the sword is a worker he has interacted with in recent days at the store.

Honolulu Television reported that police have not confirmed that the 46-year-old man they arrested is a 7-Eleven employee.

Honolulu police have launched an investigation into an attempted murder, the station reported.