Recently released convict arrested in South Hill stabbing

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PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. —

 

A man who was recently released from prison was arrested in an early-morning stabbing in the South Hill area of Pierce County.

 

Deputies said the stabbing happened on the street near Meridian Avenue and 118th Street at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday after an argument.

 

Police broadcast witness descriptions of a man whose face was face heavily tattooed and who was wearing a red shirt.

 

The man was arrested at his home shortly after.

 

Officers at the scene said the victim ran to a nearby house to get help before being taken to Tacoma General Hospital with a number of stab wounds considered to be non-life-threatening.

 

Officers said they did not recover the weapon used in the attack when they searched for evidence with flashlights in the dark.

 

 

Police said the attacker was recently released from prison in Shelton for a similar incident.