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A woman has died after she was stabbed repeatedly inside a library in Spring Valley on Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported at the Finkelstein Memorial Library on Chestnut Street just after 2 p.m. The 52-year-old female security guard was sitting at her post on the third floor when with no warning, a man attacked her with a knife.
The suspect, a 25-year-old Spring Valley resident, was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
The library closed for the rest of the day following the stabbing due to what a phone message called an “unforeseen emergency.”
Finkelstein Library is one of Rockland County’s largest and busiest public libraries, serving more than 100,000 residents in the East Ramapo school district.
The library said on its Facebook page that it will be closed on Wednesday.
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