A 16-year-old boy stabbed a fellow Pierce College student during an attempted carjacking Thursday at the Puyallup campus, according to police.
The teen will be booked into the Remann Hall juvenile detention center in Tacoma on suspicion of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, police spokesman Scott Engle said.
According to Engle:
A 28-year-old student was leaving a school parking lot about 4 p.m. when the teen ran toward her and stopped her vehicle. He pulled out a knife and demanded her vehicle.
She tried to defend herself before he stabbed her in the hand. She got out of her car, and the teen unsuccessfully tried to take the vehicle.
Officers set up containment and called in the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and a Lakewood K-9 team. The helicopter located the teen hiding in a wooded area northwest of the campus, where the K-9 team found him and took him into custody.
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue medics treated the woman’s hand at the scene. The boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.
The police investigation is ongoing.