18 year-old Amherst resident stabbed, police investigating

Investigation underway in area of Longmeadow Drive

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The victim of a stabbing on Longmeadow Drive in Amherst late Monday morning is expected to survive.

Amherst Police tweeted that an 18 year-old man was the victim of the stabbing, and knew his attacker.

Police have not released additional information at this time, but 22News did see a man placed into the back of a cruiser in handcuffs.


Longmeadow Drive is a side street off Route 116 in South Amherst, not far from Hampshire College. Neighbor John Boothroyd told 22News it is unusual to see this many police in the area.

“I live next door to Butternut Farms and apparently there’s been some trouble today, but we’ve never had any problems with the people here, so as far as that goes, its never been an issue,” Boothroyd said.

Amherst Police Detectives said they are still investigating and there is no threat to the community.

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