Niagara Falls Police tell Spectrum News a man has been arrested in connection with Wednesday's deadly stabbing inside the McKinley Mall.

Police say a 36-year-old woman was stabbed just before 2 p.m. inside of Sears.

Officers say it’s believed the suspect, 39-year-old Keith Sparks, knows the victim.

Sparks was arrested at his home in Niagara Falls Wednesday night, according to police.

A spokesperson for the mall released a statement, saying:

"We are deeply saddened about the incident that occurred earlier today. The safety and security of our shoppers and mall employees is our top priority and we are working closely with the Hamburg Police Department and Sears as they investigate this matter."