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Man sought in attack on Auburn hospital security guard

Placer County sheriff’s officials are asking the public’s help in finding a man who assaulted a security guard Tuesday night at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

The female security guard was patrolling the hospital grounds on foot when she encountered a man sitting in a stairwell. When she asked him to leave, he threw her to the ground, then punched and kicked her, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The man ran off, and deputies were unable to find him during a search of the area.

The man is described white, tall, thin and in his early 30s. He had a blond goatee and was wearing a black beanie and an oversized white T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-886-5375. Those who wish to remain anonymous and to be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest are advised to call Placer County Crime Stoppers, 800-923-8191, or submit a tip online.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy