Umass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley is speaking about the stabbing that took place during a house party at his residence early Sunday moring.
Motley says he and his wife were in Jamaica at the time of the stabbing and returned home when they got word of the incident.
The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Fabrice Emilie. He was taken to a Boston hospital after being stabbed while allegedly breaking up a fight at the party on Palisades Circle in Stoughton.
Motley issued this statement.
"As a parent, it is extremely disconcerting to be out of the country and learn that there has been an emergency situation at your home. In trying to get back here as soon as possible, I have been most concerned about my family and the health and well-being of Fabrice. I am so happy Fabrice is recovering and in good spirits."
Motley says he had no idea a party was happening and the police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the stabbing. Police won't say if there are any suspects or if anyone has been arrested.
Tianna Diaz, says she attended the party, but left prior to the stabbing. She says the party started to get out of hand when random people started showing up.
"You just kind of get a text from people, saying hey show up to this address, here you go."
Diaz also says there was underage drinking at the party.
"I don’t know if anyone was checking id’s, no one checked mine."
Motley says his three children were inside the house with other adults, but it remains unclear who organized the party.
"I need to let Stoughton police figure all that out."
Anyone who attended the party or has any other relevant information is asked to contact Stoughton Police at (781) 344-2575.