EVERETT — Authorities say a 44-year-old Lake Stevens man died after he was stabbed in the neck at a motel south of Everett.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe says deputies and medics responded around 2 a.m. Friday to a Motel 6.

The Herald reports the man was found dead at the scene.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw two men get in a vehicle and leave.

O’Keefe says law enforcement found the vehicle around 3 a.m. on Interstate 5 and pulled it over.

Detectives interviewed a 26-year-old Lynnwood man and a 22-year-old Everett man and booked them into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of murder.

The relationship between the two men and the man who was stabbed is unknown but O’Keefe says investigators do not believe it was a random attack.