Auburn police make arrest in library stabbing |

Auburn police make arrest in library stabbing

The Union staff

UPDATE at 9:57 a.m.

In regard to the stabbings at the library Tuesday afternoon, the Auburn Police Department located and arrested a suspect Tuesday at 10:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Carolyn St. in Auburn. The suspect will be booked into the Placer County Jail on two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The police department would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information and keeping a lookout for this person. We would also like to thank the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County District Attorney’s Office, Placer County Probation, California Highway Patrol, Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Cal Fire and Auburn Fire for their assistance during this incident.

Initially posted

Auburn police are searching for a man they say stabbed three people Tuesday afternoon in the library.

Police say the suspect was inside the Nevada Street Placer County Library around 1:40 p.m. when he stabbed three people with a knife. The suspect then left on foot. It’s unknown if he took a car or bus from the scene.

Authorities describe the suspect as a 20- to 30-year-old black man, standing 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-5 and weighing just under 200 pounds. He wore a black zip-up sweatshirt, black shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Auburn Police Department at 530-823-4234.

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