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Resident confronted by man ‘armed with samurai sword’

A number of men, others reportedly armed with bats, entered the house in Randalstown on Tuesday night.

Police are investigating reports of an aggravated burglary in Randalstown (PA)
Police are investigating reports of an aggravated burglary in Randalstown (PA)

By Rebecca Black, PA

A Co Antrim resident was confronted by a man reportedly armed with a samurai sword on Tuesday evening.

A PSNI spokesman said officers received a report that a number of men, some of whom had their faces partially covered, entered a house in the Mill View area of Randalstown around 7.20pm.

“One of them was reported to be armed with a samurai sword, while others had what was described as sticks or bats,” he said.

“Once inside the property, a scuffle ensued between the suspects and a male occupant who sustained injuries to his hand and back. The suspects then fled.

This was a frightening ordeal PSNI spokesman

“A woman and another man who were in the house at the time were uninjured. Damage was caused to the inside of the house during the incident.

“This was a frightening ordeal, and we are working to establish a motive for this attack.”

Police are treating the incident as an aggravated burglary.

Officers have urged anyone who was in the area between 7.10 and 7.20pm and saw three vehicles pull up outside the house to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1652 of 07/01/20.

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