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Suspects, residents in reported Jarrettsville home invasion may know each other, police say

A home invasion reported Monday night in Jarrettsville appears to not have involved a forced entry, according to police, who say some of the victims and assailants are acquainted.

Three men had been allowed to enter a home in the 1700 block of Paddock Court, after which one of them then tried to rob the two occupants at gunpoint, Capt. Keith Warner of the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Warner said at least one of the suspects knows one of the victims. Deputies do not yet know if the incident was drug-related, he said.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that three males were visiting at the residence[,] one of which pulled out a handgun and attempted to rob the occupants," according to a Tuesday news release from Warner. "A fight broke out between all parties involved and one of the suspects was stabbed in the stomach and detained by the two occupants until sheriff's deputies arrived on scene. The other two potential suspects fled from the residence prior to deputies' arrival."

This investigation is still ongoing pending the identification of all parties involved and review by the Harford County State's Attorney's Office, the sheriff's office said. The wounded man had not been identified as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

An assault was reported at the Paddock Court address around 8:40 p.m., according to monitored Harford County emergency radio dispatches.

The sheriff's office originally said a man had entered the home through a sliding glass door at the back of the house and went into the basement, where two residents got into a "scuffle" with the intruder and one of the residents stabbed him in the stomach.

Emergency medical personnel determined the suspect needed to be flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, although, according to Warner, the injury was believed to be not life-threatening.

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