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2 teens facing charges in Mount Joy home invasion

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MOUNT JOY, Pa. (WHTM) -

Charges are pending against two Lancaster County teenagers, including the son of a police officer, for a home invasion in Mount Joy.

West Hempfield Township police said 18-year-old Luke Karpathios of Columbia and a 17-year-old boy from Mount Joy were stabbed by a resident after they forced their way into the home in the 4400 block of Chinchilla Avenue Sunday night.

Both were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police believe the teens pushed their way past a 69-year-old woman when she answered the door and then forced a 21-year-old man into his bedroom where he was restrained and assaulted.

One of the intruders had a pistol that turned out to be an airsoft gun which fires plastic pellets, police said.

At some point, the 21-year-old was able to break free and stabbed the intruders with a pocket knife, police said.

Both intruders were wearing camouflage hats and had their faces covered, but one of the teens removed his mask after being stabbed and was recognized by the victim, police said.

The suspects then fled the home.

Police confirmed that the 17-year-old is the son of a West Hempfield police officer. Because the teen is a juvenile, officials are not releasing his name or the officer's name.

The incident is still under investigation with charges pending approval of the district attorney's office.

 

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