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Security guard stabbed by shoplifter at Boulevard Mall

A security guard at the Macy’s store in the Boulevard Mall was stabbed in the leg Monday when he confronted a suspected shoplifter, Amherst police said. The stab wound was not believed to be serious, police said.

The guard suffered a small puncture in the thigh around 6 p.m. and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. The assailant was described as a black female, 5 foot 2 inches tall, 25-28 years old with long hair with extensions that reached down to the middle of her back. She was wearing a white sweater, tan UGG boots and jeans, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Amherst Police at 689-1311 or email to