MIDDLEBOROUGH - Authorities are investigating an armed home invasion that took place in Middleborough and resulted in a stabbing during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Middleborough Police Chief Joseph Perkins has released the following statement of the ongoing investigation on the department's Facebook page: 

Chief Joseph Perkins reports that the Middleborough Police Department is actively investigating an armed home invasion that occurred early this morning.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., Middleborough Police received a 911 call from a female resident on Old Center Street who reported that her husband had been stabbed multiple times after a man broke into their home.

Upon arrival, police learned that the suspect, a white male wearing a mask and armed with an edged weapon, entered the residents' home and demanded access to their safe.

The male resident attempted to stop the intruder, and in the process, suffered several stab wounds. He was transported via medical helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. The female resident was not injured.

Following the altercation, the suspect fled the house into a vehicle that was waiting outside.

Police believe the suspect is known to the homeowners and that this was not a random act. Detectives are currently following up on several leads to determine and locate the suspect.

"There is no danger to the community," Chief Perkins said. "We want residents in the neighborhood to rest assured that this was not a random act and we are actively investigating the incident."

Residents in the area of Old Center Street at Pleasant Street, who have home security cameras, are asked to contact Middleborough Police at 508-947-1212.

-- Middleborough Police Department --