Sheriff's deputies searching for assault suspect in Alden area

Public asked to avoid Broadway and Town Line area
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 06:52:10-05

UPDATE: As of 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Alden Central School District says it will conduct classes as normal Wednesday.


The Erie County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted in an assault in the area of Broadway and Town Line roads in Alden.

Deputies addressed the media Tuesday afternoon on the incident.

According to Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, a woman was stabbed near Town Line Lutheran Church around noon. She is currently being treated at a local hospital.

Deputies say the victim indicted she may have been stalked and that this was a targeted incident.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s wearing a gray hoodie and black hat.

The Alden School District was put on lockout for a period of time and ended the school day early. Students were released directly to their parents or guardians because of the incident.