UPDATE: The shelter in place order has been lifted.
The following was posted to Salem State University's Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.
***EMERGENCY SHELTER IN PLACE***
The suspect from the stabbing that occurred earlier today might have returned to campus. The entire Salem State university campus is to shelter in place at this time. Doors should be closed and locked, refrain going near windows until further notice.
At approximately 11:10 AM on September 25, 2013, an unknown assailant assaulted two people with a knife on one of the university shuttle busses in the Central Campus parking lot. A female student sustained a laceration to arm. The driver of the shuttle attempted to assist victim and received a minor puncture wound to the chest. The student was treated on scene and driver was transported to local hospital.
The suspect is described as a white male, with long red/ blonde hair, some facial hair and approximately 20 years old. He was wearing a white shirt, gray baseball cap, khaki pants and red sneakers. The suspect fled campus on foot towards the CVS and was later seen and pursued in a 1999 Toyota Camry bearing lic. plate 804NTM heading down Jefferson Ave towards downtown Salem.
Should you see an individual or vehicle matching this description on campus, please contact the Salem State University Police at 978.542.6111 or anonymously at 978.542.TIPS (8477).