One arrested after assault at transit center

Two men were assaulted with a stun gun, then stabbed Friday night at the South Hill Mall transit center, said Puyallup police.

An 18-year-old man believed to be the attacker fled and was arrested about a mile away.

The victims were treated by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue medics, then taken to Madigan Army Medical Center, police said. The stab wounds were described as serious. Information on their conditions Saturday was not available.

Records show the suspected attacker was booked into the Pierce County Jail at 3:06 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree assault. The News Tribune is not naming him because he has not been charged with a crime.

Puyallup police said the incident started at 8:55 p.m. Friday when two groups of people who didn’t know each other began to argue. Police said the incident is not believed to be gang-related.