Athol man to be arraigned in connection with apparent home invasion


Timothy J. Murphy, 58, of Athol, is expected to be arraigned in Greenfield District Court on multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a knife; attempted murder, home invasion, vandalizing property and breaking and entering in the nighttime in the attempt to commit a felony, in connection with an incident last night, June 5.

Athol police responded to a Lenox Street home last night before midnight in response to an apparent home invasion. Police assisted two victims suffering from lacerations to their necks. They were transported to the hospital and are expected to recover.

The incident remains under investigation by Athol Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.