Suspect in library knife attack arrested after hours-long manhunt, police say

Police outside the Placer County library
Authorities search Tuesday afternoon for a man they say attacked three people at the Placer County library.
(Placer County)

A man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after authorities say he attacked three people with a knife at the Placer County library in Auburn, Calif.

Auburn police say three people were injured in the attack at the library about 1:40 p.m. The assailant, whom authorities have not identified, fled after the attack. A suspect was arrested roughly nine hours later about two miles away from the library, police said.

KTXL-TV Channel 40 reported that two library patrons were stabbed and a third person was injured when they tried to intervene. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.


Placer County Library

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