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City man injured in home invasion

May 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A 41-year-old city man suffered cuts to his hands after trying to defend himself against two intruders to his Dawson Street home early Sunday morning, police said.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the man told police he was watching TV at his home at around 1:48 a.m. when two masked men, dressed all in black, entered through an unlocked door. He said that one of the men grabbed him from behind and tried to strangle him and another was armed with a knife.
The victim said that he struggled with the suspects, cutting his hands in the process. He said that when he called out for his wife to come to his aid from upstairs, the intruders finally released him and fled out the door.
Nothing was reported as stolen, and the incident is under investigation, Martins said. The victim was treated for minor stab wounds.

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