Spokane resident battles home invaders with sword

  • Tue May 22nd, 2012 8:00am
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Associated Press

SPOKANE — Police say a resident of a north Spokane home drove off four home invaders with a decorative sword, giving one a slash wound.

The home invasion was reported about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Indian Trail area where four people were in the house — two men, a woman and a child.

Police told KHQ one of the occupants recognized at least one of the four suspects and allowed them to enter.

Once inside, one pulled a pistol and bound two of the occupants with zip ties. One got loose, grabbed the sword and forced the intruders to flee. One occupant was beaten badly and taken to a hospital.

Police say they found drugs in the house.