All three victims have been hospitalized but Auburn police have not provided details about their injuries. Brewer said the man who was stabbed in the side of the head appeared alright after he was bandaged up. Police say they are still searching for the assailant who witnesses saw running from the library before disappearing. The attacker has been described by police as a black man between 20 and 30 years old. He is around 6 feet, 3 inches to 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs just under 200 pounds. At the time, he was wearing a black, zip-up sweatshirt, a black shirt, black shorts and black shoes. Brewer said he believed the man was homeless and told reporters he had seen the man Monday at the library. Auburn police investigators later released two images taken by a citizen who turned them over to police believing they might be instrumental in the investigation. Police are calling the man in the pictures a person of interest. “We were able to get stills off the video footage of a person of interest, only in the fact that this person matches the physical description of the suspect and they were in the area at the time that this incident occurred,” said Auburn Police Lt. Michael Garlock. Police also responded to the nearby train station after the knife attack, where they detained and later released a man. Residents near the scene on Nevada Street have been told to stay away from the library. Anyone who sees the attacker should not confront him and should call the Auburn Police Department at 530-823-4234. This story is developing.
Lonnie Brewer witnessed the stabbing, thought the suspect and victim were playing around in the stabbing incident at the library, until he saw the knife. pic.twitter.com/CmPvzQZV3M— Carlos Rodriguez (@HiDefShooter) December 11, 2019