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Homeowner, robber injured in home invasion

A homeowner tried fighting off a robber early Friday.

Lexington Police say two people were inside the home on American Avenue, off South Broadway, when the two robbers knocked on the side door of the home.

They forced their way inside, demanding drugs and cash.

One robber attacked the homeowner while the other ransacked the home.

The homeowner was able to grab a knife and thought he may have stabbed one of the robbers.

Area hospitals were put on alert.

A few hours later, workers at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington called police, saying they were treating a stabbing victim.

When police questioned the man, they say he admitted he was one of the people involved in the home invasion.

Police haven't released the suspect's name yet. They expect to charge him with first degree burglary.

The homeowner was treated at his home for minor injuries.


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