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Murder at the Motel 6

Enfield Police are searching for a suspect in the stabbing death of a man late Thursday night.

A man was stabbed to death and a woman was also stabbed during a disturbance at the Motel 6 on Hazard Ave. in Enfield late Thursday night.

Deputy Police Chief Gary Collins said police were called to the motel with a reported domestic disturbance at 11:40 p.m. Upon arrival, the man and woman were found suffering from stab wounds and were transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman had non-life threatening injuries, Collins said.

Collins said the deceased man's next of kin had not yet been notified, and would not release the name of either victim. He did say the victims were transients at the motel, and did not live in Enfield.

Enfield detectives and investigators from the Connecticut State Police crime lab unit were observed at the scene around 11 a.m. Friday, taking photographs inside rooms 242 and 244 at the motel.

Collins did not provide information about a possible suspect in the slaying, but masslive.com reported that shortly after police arrived at the motel, officers issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) bulletin for a black man, about 5-feet-6, wearing all black clothing and driving a green Saturn or Saab, which was possibly a convertible. He was said to be in possession of a thin, double-bladed knife and fled in an unknown direction.

 

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