Police: Man charged with Hilo hospital stabbing

Police have charged a 21-year-old Pahoa man with offenses stemming from a stabbing Wednesday morning at Hilo Medical Center yesterday morning.

Detectives charged Franklin Laney Allen Poulsen Thursday with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of first-degree assault, and a single count of third-degree assault.

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According to police, Poulsen grabbed a 25-year-old woman, choking and stabbing her in her hand. A 35-year-old Hilo man and a 25-year-old Pepeekeo man were also allegedly stabbed by Poulsen as they intervened.

Police say a 63-year-old Hilo man, who assisted in subduing Poulsen, sustained facial injuries from being punched by the suspect.

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All the victims were treated for their injuries sustained during the incident.

Bail for Poulsen was set at $312,000. He’s due in court Friday afternoon.

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