UPDATE: Bel Air Man Cut During Home Invasion

The incident took place Sunday in the Thomas Run area of Bel Air.

UPDATED (5:20 p.m.)—A Bel Air man was cut during an altercation with a burglar in the back yard of his home early Sunday morning.

The incident took place at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Glendale Lane, where a woman reported to her husband that she heard noises in the basement of their townhome, according to a news release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The husband went to the basement, where he saw someone outside the basement door, police said.

Then, police said, "The victim then went back upstairs grabbed a baseball bat then went out outside to the back yard where he confronted the male suspect striking him with the bat.  The victim and suspect struggled on the ground where the suspect cut the victim with a box style cutter in the back and shoulder."

The suspect ran off through an open fence, headed toward Centerville Square, police said. The sheriff's office K-9 unit and the Maryland State Police aviation unit searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

Police are seeking a man they say committed first-degree assault and attempted burglary in the incident. No suspect description was provided.

The investigation is being handled by the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Patch initially reported the incident about an hour after it occurred.

Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS association, said at that time that one person was transported to a local hospital by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company. The sheriff's office release said the patient was the male victim, who was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

As of 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, deputies remained on the scene after a suspect broke into a residence in an attempted robbery, Lt. Joe VanSeeters of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Northern Precinct told Patch. He said the incident was reported to the sheriff's office at 6:20 a.m.

Anyone with information may call 410-692-7880.

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volunteer mom November 21, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I grew up In NY, loved it and still do!! That doesn't mean that I have to hate Harford County. They are just two different areas. That being said, being from NY does give you a little edge! I was raised to always be on the defensive and never take things for granted. Just because I live in a quiet beautiful county doesn't mean that I should bury my head in he sand. Everybody in very state needs to use common sense and secure your home and belongings at all times! Especially with the jobs and economy being so bad right now, crime will be on the rise big time! People are desperate and will do stupid things and usually target nice areas, where people have nice things and aren't expecting it!
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peaceandlove November 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I live on Oxford Square & know the "suspect" well; $300,000 bond
Patrick December 13, 2012 at 01:38 PM
You're pathetic. I'm going to go ahead and assume you're one of the morons I work with at APG, who were "forced" to move to MD to keep their ridiculously high wage:low effort paying jobs. Maybe if you Jersey Strong rubes spent a single weekend in MD, you'd see that it's actually an extremely nice place to live. Instead, your mixture of telework + RDO only means you have to "live" here for 3 days a week before you're zipping back up 95 to your motherland. I'm in no way a native of Bel Air, Harford, or even MD. I too had to move to MD from another state, because of the BRAC. I didn't want to move, because I didn't want to leave my home either. I did soon find out, though, that this area is a great place to live and raise a family. The representatives of your beloved state, who now work at APG, are among some of the worst people I've met in my entire life. You people find a way to complain about EVERYTHING in this area. Oh no, there aren't enough bagel shops or "real pizza joints" to satisfy your need to constantly shove them down your craw? Give it a rest. Also, your comment about the way Bel Air residents look at black and Asian people is completely ridiculous. They're probably just looking at you, in disgust, because they noticed your NJ plates, Jersey Girl stickers, horrible driving, overly loud voice, and general offensiveness to the entire world. Please go crawl back to where you came from. I hear there is a lot of oceanfront property looking to be bought up.
Angie deRossi January 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I agree ! ...there is no culture , and it's just all about the Ravens !!


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