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A 40-year-old man, who was admitted to an emergency room after being stabbed in a motel room, reportedly did not want to involve police.

Nevertheless, Bismarck police detectives were called Monday to process the scene at the motel on the 2400 block of State Street. Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the man gave consent for police to enter his room, and officers found blood on the floor and sheets.

Officers had earlier met the man at the ER, where he went after waking up to reportedly being beaten and stabbed in the throat with a drywall saw, Buschena said.

He told police he had earlier had two men and a woman drinking in his motel room, but asked them to leave after perceived tension. The door reportedly locked behind them, but the man told police he believed the people took a room key to later gain entry. 

The man went to the motel's front desk at 5:40 a.m. Monday to go to the ER. Buschena said he received five staples for a cut on the top of his head as well as two staples on his throat. He also reportedly had smaller wounds on his lips and left eyebrow.

The man told police he had "no idea who assaulted" him, Buschena said.

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