NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Police were still working Tuesday to determine a motive for the double stabbing that occurred at the Northborough Motel 6 over the weekend.
Police were alerted to the stabbing at 12:21 a.m. Oct. 20, said Detective Sgt. Brian Griffin of the Northborough Police Department. The victims — two 23-year-old Shrewsbury men who police have not yet identified — were transported to UMass Memorial Medical Hospital in Worcester and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Griffin, the two victims and several friends rented a room at the motel for the evening. In the lobby, they met up with three women and were invited to another room.
Upon arriving, Griffin said, "They were essentially attacked and jumped by three males who were hiding in the bathroom." One of the attackers had a gun, Griffin said.
Police have not yet established a motive, Griffin said, and are still investigating the possibility that drugs or prostitution may have played a role.
State police, as well as police from Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough, searched the area but were unable to locate the assailants. Police have not released a description of the suspects, and Griffin said they were still combing through surveillance video at the motel. They are also trying to find out who rented the room where the stabbing took place.