Photo courtesy of WCVB-TV
SALEM, Mass. - Students have been told to shelter in place Wednesday after a stabbing on a Salem State University bus.
The man fled after the assault, but may have returned to campus, officials said. Students were told to shelter in place, close and lock doors and stay away from windows.
The nearby Horace Mann School was also placed in lock down in relation to the incident, according to Salem police.
A man stabbed two people on the bus -- a student and the driver -- near 71 Loring Ave. at about 11:10 a.m.
The female student had a laceration on her hand and the driver had a minor chest wound, according to Tom Torrello, the school's vice president of Marketing and Communication.
The student was treated at the scene and driver was transported to a local hospital.
A Salem State spokeswoman told NewsCenter 5 that the female victim does not know her attacker.
According to an alert sent to students, the assailant is described as white with long red or 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 man fled campus on foot toward the CVS and was later seen in a light brown 1999 Toyota Camry with Massachusetts license plate 804NTM heading toward downtown Salem on Jefferson Avenue.