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Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 03:35 PM

 

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DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - An eight-term U.S. congressman from Iowa helped fight off an armed man who invaded his farm house and attacked his daughter Saturday night, according to a statement from his office.

The attack occurred at a farm in Lamoni where Representative Leonard Boswell, a Democrat, was spending the weekend with his wife, daughter and grandson.

The unidentified armed intruder entered the front door and assaulted Boswell's daughter, demanding money.

Hearing the commotion, Boswell went to the door and attempted to disarm the intruder, according to the statement.

While the two scuffled, Boswell's grandson grabbed a shotgun from a nearby room and confronted the intruder, who then fled into the surrounding field.

No one was seriously injured in the attack.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Department and state and federal authorities are investigating. (Writing by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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