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Migrant worker beaten, stabbed in his home

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WHITING, Vt. -

State police say a migrant farm worker was stabbed and beaten on a farm in Whiting -- where he lives and works.

Police say the attack happened early Thursday morning inside the man's home. The 30-year-old farm worker was asleep when police say two men broke in, stabbed the victim repeatedly and beat him with pipes.

"At this point in time we've been able to rule out robbery," said Vt. State Police Maj. Ed Ledo. "It looks like the gentleman was targeted by these two individuals, for what reason we don't know. At this point in time we're still in the process of trying to find out why. The language barrier becomes a little bit of an issue. We're fortunate that we did have interpreters available to assist us."

Police believe the suspects may also be migrant farm workers, looking to settle a score with the victim. Police will not identify the farm where the victim worked and they did not check on his immigration status. Their only concern is investigating the assault and finding the culprits.

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