Police in Vacaville were searching for a man they believe stabbed a woman and a girl and possibly started a residential fire Monday night, according to the Vacaville Police Department.
The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Nathaniel Holland. Residents in the area were asked to shelter in place and others were asked to avoid the area, police said.
Just before 7 p.m., officers responded to reports of a stabbing and residential fire in the 1200 block of Alderwood Way, police said. When officers arrived, they found a 43-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl with apparent stab wounds.
The victims were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Officers also found a 4-year-old child with burn injuries. The cild was taken to a burn unit in Sacramento, police said.
Late Monday night, the California Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 80 west of Allison Drive to assist police in the search, according to reports from NBC affiliate KCRA in Sacramento.
If Holland is seen, police warned not to approach him and call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Yetter at 707-469-4846.
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