DA: Investigation underway after person stabbed to death outside Leominster apartment complex

LEOMINSTER, Mass. — An investigation is underway after a person was stabbed to death outside of an apartment complex in Leominster early Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials said.

Officers responding to a report of a stabbing at the Riverside Village Apartment complex on State Street found a male suffering from a stab wound, according to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office.

The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was rushed to Leominster Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests made in connection with the stabbing.

“I just hear people screaming and, like, crying — but as if something happened,” said a resident who only wanted to be known as “Sandra.” “Then it was running, screaming, cars leaving.”

Christine Collins lives in the complex. She woke at 2:30 a.m. and went outside.

“This whole area was full of state troopers,” Collins said, pointing to the main entry road into Riverside Village.

What really got her attention, though, was a car surrounded by police tape.

“When they towed it out of here it was full of blood,” she said. I see the blood all over the car — the hood of the car.”

Massachusetts State Police troopers and Leominster Police Department officers were seen gathered outside the complex.

Video from the scene showed a large area outside one of the buildings roped off with yellow crime scene tape.

“It was really surreal,” Collins said. “Because this place is pretty well quiet.”

Leominster police and the state detectives assigned to the DA’s Office continue to actively investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call Leominster police at 978-534-7560.

Just last week, police in town responded to a deadly shooting in the city.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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