A man was stabbed to death inside this Motel 6 south of Everett early Friday morning. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

A man was stabbed to death inside this Motel 6 south of Everett early Friday morning. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

Two arrested after stabbing death at Motel 6 near Everett

A Lake Stevens man was found dead with a stab wound in his neck at a Motel 6 south of Everett.

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens man died after being stabbed in the neck inside a Motel 6 south of Everett early Friday morning, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. 

Sheriff’s deputies and medics responded around 2 a.m. to the motel in the 200 block of 128th Street SW. The man, 44, was found dead at the scene, sheriff’s office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw two men get in a vehicle and leave the building after the incident. Law enforcement caught up with them around 3 a.m. on I-5 and pulled them over on Ash Way, near 164th Street SW. Detectives interviewed a 26-year-old Lynnwood man and a 22-year-old Everett man and booked them into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of murder.

The relationship between the two men and the man who was stabbed is unknown.

“Investigators do not believe it was a random attack,” O’Keefe said.

Identification of the Lake Stevens man will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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