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Springfield Police searching for suspect following home invasion

A man attacked a homeowner in Springfield after knocking on his door to ask for cans and money.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Springfield Police say a man is lucky to be alive after someone barged into his home on Thursday night, attacking him with a sharp object.

Police say the attacker knocked on the victim's door and asked him for cans and money. When the homeowner told him no and tried to close the door, the attacker forced his way inside, fought the victim and knocked him unconscious.

The suspect ran away, and the victim later awoke with deep cuts and blood on his forearms.

"If somebody looks sketchy, if they are not somebody you recognize, if they appear to be disturbed or desperate in any way, don't open the door. Call the police," said Lt. Scott McKee of the Springfield Police Department.

Lieutenant McKee says they would rather have a false alarm than a home invasion investigation.

The suspect is listed at 5'3" to 5'6", weighing 140 pounds with dark eyes and black hair.

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