ATTLEBORO (WBSM) — Authorities are investigating a homicide that occurred when a man allegedly stabbed his brother in Attleboro early this morning.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Attleboro Police were called to the area between 5 and 6 Melissa Drive at around 3:25 a.m. for a reported disturbance in progress.

Police arrived to find Richard McCormick, 47, of North Attleboro outside of 5 Melissa Drive suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 4:06 a.m.

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The victim’s brother, James McCormick, 51, of Attleboro was arrested for the stabbing and is being held on charges of assault with intent to murder and assault and battery. He will be arraigned tomorrow in Attleboro District Court.

The investigation remains ongoing by Attleboro Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the D.A.’s Office and Homicide Unit prosecutors.

No further information is being released at this time, the D.A.’s Office said.

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