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Elmwood Village stabbing caught on camera

Police release surveillance video
Posted at 6:24 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 20:06:39-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The stabbing that happened in broad daylight Wednesday in the Elmwood Village was caught on surveillance video.

Police released the following video to 7 Eyewitness News Friday afternoon. Warning: the video is graphic.

Buffalo Police say they're looking for a light skinned Black or Hispanic man about 6'2" wearing a grey hoodie and sweatpants. According to the video, it appears he is wearing a mask.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he has had surgery. He's expected to be okay.

Buffalo Police say although Wednesday's stabbing is shocking, it does not appear that crime is up in the Elmwood Village.

Police released the following stats that show crime only on Elmwood Avenue. The crime analysis lab is working on getting us information that includes side streets in the Elmwood Village.

Police do believe the stabbing is random.

If you have any information, you should call the confidential tipline at 716-847-2255.