Police are searching for a man who stabbed a retired administrator to death at a university in California on the first day of the school year

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  • A retired administrator from a university in California was found stabbed to death in his car Monday morning.
  • The suspect – described as a man in his 20s with black hair wearing black pants and a black shirt – is still at large.
  • The victim, who was a retired administrator from the university working as a consultant, was found in his car with multiple stab wounds in a parking lot on the campus of California State University, Fullerton.
  • A bomb squad was also called to the scene after police discovered an “incendiary device” in a backpack near the victim’s vehicle. Police thus far have indicated that it was a targeted attack.
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A retired administrator from a university in California was found stabbed to death in his car Monday morning – which was also the first day of the school. The suspect is still at large.

Police received calls of an assault with a deadly weapon around 8:30 a.m. local time. The victim – described as being a man in his late 50s with multiple stab wounds to his body – was found in the parking lot near the College Park building of the California State University, Fullerton, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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A bomb squad from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was also at the scene after police discovered an “incendiary device” in a backpack near the victim’s silver Infinity. The “crude” device had not been detonated at the time of discovery. It had to be set off manually, police told The Los Angeles Times.

The Fullerton Police Department indicated that it was a targeted attack. “We don’t believe there is a random stabber on the loose at this particular time,” Lt. Jon Radus of the Fullerton Police Department told The Los Angeles Times.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 20s with black hair wearing black pants and a black shirt.

The victim was later identified by police as Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, from Hacienda Heights. He was a retired administrator who was working as a consultant on campus.

This story is developing. We will update as more information becomes available.