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The Today File

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December 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Shots fired at would-be intruder in Lynnwood

The occupant of a Lynnwood-area home opened fire on a man who was trying to break in Tuesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said.

The would-be intruder, who had previously lived at the home in the 19300 block of Locust Way, showed up around 12:45 p.m. to collect his belongings, the sheriff’s office said. However, a resident of the home has a protection order against the man.

At some point, the man threw a large rock through the windshield of a truck parked at the house and then broke a window of the home. The sheriff’s office said the man was somehow injured when he broke the window, although it wasn’t clear how.

Someone inside the home fired gunshots out a window, but did not strike the would-be intruder, the sheriff’s office said.

The injured man, 26, was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Edmonds for treatment.  Once he’s released he will be booked into jail for investigation of violating the protection order, residential burglary and malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office.

 

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