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October 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Neighbors help bleeding Kirkland man after reported home invasion

A young man in Kirkland was slashed all over his body during a reported home invasion Saturday, neighbors said.

The incident happened near the 13200 block of 136th Avenue Northeast, just before 5 a.m.  Todd Calvert, a neighbor, said the victim ran afterward to several houses, some new or unoccupied, until reaching one where his son, Miles Calvert, was staying.

Miles Calvert said the victim, whom he doesn’t know, was yelling for help, and worried about family still inside the ransacked house. Miles Calvert wrapped a tourniquet around the victim’s left leg.

“I ran out with no socks or shoes on. The first thing I could think of was a bungee cord, in the back of my truck,” Miles Calvert said, adding he completed EMT training three years ago but went into a different career. He held the wounded man and lowered him to the ground, where he held up the bleeding leg. “I told him, ‘You’re going to be all right, everything’s all right.’ ”

The victim, who appeared to be in his early 20s, was cut in the head, shoulder, and leg. Using a phone brought by the Calverts, the wounded man told emergency dispatchers two men broke into the house.  Information wasn’t available from the police dispatch center Saturday night.

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