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Port Arthur man, 55, assaulted, sent to hospital; 2 arrested

A 55-year-old Port Arthur man was beat up in a parking lot, authorities said, leading to a hospital trip and the arrest of two suspects in their 20s.

A Port Arthur Police officer on patrol in the 5000 block of Gulfway Drive at 4:44 p.m. Sunday observed what appeared to be a “large disturbance in a private parking lot.”

Sgt. Shannon Meaux said further investigation revealed a 55-year-old male had been assaulted, sustaining “serious injuries” in the process.

“The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to a local hospital by ambulance,” a police release said.

A 22-year-old male and 20-year-old female, each from Port Arthur, were taken into custody, transported to the Jefferson County Jail and charged with aggravated assault.

Police did not release the suspects’ names.

This assault is under investigation by the Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.