AUBURN (CBS13) – The latest on the knife attack that injured three people in an Auburn library Tuesday afternoon:

6:08 p.m.

Auburn police continue to search for the suspect who attacked three men in the library on Tuesday afternoon. Police released photos of the suspect who is wearing all black with red socks.

Police released this photo of the person of interest in the stabbing. Anyone who can identify this person or his whereabouts or has information about the incident is asked to call police 24/7 at 530-823-4234.

5:38 p.m.

Police have released the man detained earlier Tuesday evening. The search continues for the knife attack suspect.

Witnesses from the library told CBS13 the knife attack happened within seconds and the appeared to pick people at random.

5:20 p.m. 

Witnesses claim a man was detained by police at the Auburn Train station on Tuesday evening. It’s unclear if the man detained is the suspect wanted in the library knife attack.

4:10 p.m.

Authorities say the Placer County Auburn Library has been closed for the day after three people were injured by a suspect with a knife inside the building on Tuesday.

Police are now searching for the suspect who ran from the scene. It’s not clear if the suspect got into a vehicle or on a bus. The suspect is described as a black male adult, 20-30 years old, between 6’3″ and 6’5″ tall, under 200 pounds wearing a black zip-up sweatshirt, black shirt, black shorts, and black shoes.

The assault happened around 1:40 p.m.

Police say the victims are all adult males, two of whom were taken to a hospital. The third victim was treated on the scene. Police believe the victims were all just patrons at the library.

Residents are being urged to avoid the area and be on the lookout.

If you see anyone matching the suspect’s description. Contact the Auburn Police Department at (530) 823-4234 or your local police agency.

More information come. Stick with CBS13 for updates.


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