Thursday, February 24, 2011

Woman attacked, stabbed inside Michigan home

Police in Macomb Township, Michigan, are on the lookout for a man they suspect attacked a 69-year-old woman. The incident left the woman with serious injuries after the assailant beat her and stabbed her twice in the neck, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Investigators have several leads, and have provided the public with a photo of a man they believe to be responsible. The attack occurred around 10 a.m., and police say that the man entered her home and she was able to call 911 despite suffering substantial injuries. Authorities are looking for a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, according to the news source.

Individuals looking for a way to bolster their home safety may want to consider taking several steps, including always keeping garage doors shut, installing deadbolt locks and avoiding leaving spare keys under welcome mats or other easily-accessible areas.

In addition to preventive measures, homeowners may also want to buy pepper spray to keep in their residences. When used correctly, experts say the device can disable an attacker and make it difficult for them to see and breathe. 

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