One person killed, one arrested after stabbing in East Longmeadow

Hampden County

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – One person has been arrested following a deadly stabbing in East Longmeadow.

On Tuesday afternoon, police surrounded the house at 395 Somers Road (Route 83) with yellow caution tape, and our 22News crew could see a police cruiser parked in the yard. Police also set up a white tent behind the home. 

Jim Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, told 22News that one person was killed in the stabbing. A suspect in the case, Matthew Scavotto, has been arrested. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Palmer District Court.

Leydon said the homicide investigation is being conducted by state troopers assigned to the DA’s office, as well as East Longmeadow Police, and the Hampden County District Attorney’s Murder Unit.

22News will continue to provide updates on the case as they become available.

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