Tacoma police have arrested a 45-year-old man suspected in a sexual assault downtown early today.
Officers were called to the 1700 block of Court D Street just before 12:30 a.m. for a possible rape in progress, police reported. When they arrived, they contacted a man and woman.
The man initially refused to follow the officers' commands. He was stunned with a Taser and taken into custody.
The woman had extensive injuries and the man had a large cut on his hand. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries.
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After he was checked out, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree rape and second-degree assault.
No other details were immediately available.