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Iowa Congressman, Family Safe after Home Invasion

Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 12:44 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Leonard Boswell and his grandson fight off an intruder during a home invasion on the congressman's farm in Iowa.

A statement from the congressman's office says the home invasion happened about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. An armed man came in through the front door and attacked Boswell's daughter, Cindy Brown. He demanded money.

The 77-year-old congressman heard his daughter's screams, came into the entryway and attempted to disarm the intruder. As they struggled, Boswell's 22-year-old grandson, Mitchell Brown, got a shotgun from another room. When Mitchell Brown pointed the shotgun at the intruder, the man fled into the fields around the house outside of Lamoni.

Boswell's spokesman Grant Woodard says other than some scrapes and bruises, the family is fine.

The local sheriff, FBI and other agencies are investigating.

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