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Man stabbed during party at UMass Boston chancellor house

STOUGHTON, Mass. – A man was stabbed during an early morning house party in the home of one of Massachusetts university chancellor while he was out of town, police said.

The stabbing happened early Sunday morning at the Stoughton home of the University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor J. Keith Motley.

The 20-year-old unidentified victim was taken to a Boston hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

“I have about an incident that took place during my stay last night and am very concerned about the health of the young man, who was injured,” Motley said in a statement. “I was on a trip and not home at the moment, but I’ll be back as soon as possible, so that I can fully understand what happened and respond accordingly. I have more to say at that moment,” he said.

Police have not shown that the circumstances of the stabbing or said whether they are suspects. On Sunday, she urged everyone who was present at the party or has information about what happened to contact investigators.

Motley is the eighth chancellor of UMass Boston, a public research university in the city. He was appointed chancellor in 2007, and is a father of three children, according to his biography on the website of the university.

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