Battle Ground police say a teen was rushed to an area hospital Monday after another teen slashed him with a knife.

Officers responded to the Battle Ground Walmart parking lot in 1200 block of Southwest 13th Avenue around 4:30 p.m.

The 17-year-old was slashed in the stomach area, according to officers.

The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was also hurt.

Police did not provide details about the boy’s injuries but said both teens are expected to recover.

The 15-year-old suspect is facing a first-degree assault charge, the police department says.

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