Faculty member stabbed to death at CSU Fullerton on first day of fall semester

 A faculty member was stabbed to death on Cal State University's Fullerton campus Monday prompting a homicide investigation on the first day of fall semester, police said.

The CSU Fullerton Police Department said that an assault with a deadly weapon was reported around 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot south of College Park building.

Authorities said they discovered the faculty member, identified as an Asian male in his late 50s, sitting inside of a silver Infiniti sedan suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim was a retired annuitant who was back at Cal State Fullerton working in international student registration. 

The preliminary investigation suggested that the victim was targetted in the killing, however, authorities are still working to determine a motive.

"We do not believe that there is an active stabber on the loose at this particular time," Fullerton Police Sgt. Jon Radus said in a press conference.

The suspect was described by police as an Asian male in his mid-20s. He was last seen running north on Langsdorf and then east on Nutwood Avenue wearing black pants and a black shirt, Radus said.

Police ask the public not to approach the suspect, instead, contact Fullerton Police with any information by calling 714-738-8600.