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Police: Child answers door to gun-wielding intruders in Bustleton

A 6-year-old answered the door to three thugs who forced their way into a home at gunpoint in Northeast Philadelphia's Bustleton section Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Police: Child answers door to gun-wielding intruders in Bustleton

A 6-year-old answered the door to three thugs who forced their way into a home at gunpoint in Northeast Philadelphia’s Bustleton section Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The home-invasion happened on Jamison Avenue near Sctochbrook Drive shortly after 2 p.m., according to police. When the intruders forced their way in, a struggle with a 27-year-old man inside the house ensued.

The man was pistol-whipped, but managed to get the gun off one of the men, police said.

The man then fired at the intruders, police said, but they were unsure around 4 p.m. if anyone was hit.

The victim was taken to Aria Health’s Torresdale hospital to be treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition. Cops said a woman and two children who were in the house at the time were not injured.

Police recovered the gun at the scene, and the incident remained under investigation late Tuesday afternoon.

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