DARTMOUTH — A New Bedford man has been arrested and charged in connection to an incident at a Dartmouth motel in which two people were stabbed Monday night.

Dartmouth police said 33-year-old Tory Carter has been arrested in connection to the stabbings at Dartmouth Motor Inn on Monday, Feb. 27.

A 63-year-old New Bedford man was stabbed in the face and a 37-year-old Southbridge woman was also allegedly stabbed during an altercation at the motel, according to police.

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Police said officers responded to the Dartmouth Motor Inn on State Road for a reported disturbance at around 9 p.m. Monday.

They arrived to find the man had been stabbed in the face during a fight with another man, who police later identified as Carter.


During the investigation, police found a second alleged victim, a woman from Southbridge.


Both alleged victims were initially treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford for further treatment.

Carter is facing a variety of assault and battery charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing injury and assault and battery on a household member.

He is also charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 causing serious injury, among other charges.

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