Woman claims man with a knife broke into her home

On May 28, at about 12:23 p.m., area law enforcement personnel responded to 2454 Vermont Route 116 in Starksboro for a reported home invasion. Additional information yielded that an adult female occupant of the residence had been cut multiple times by a male intruder who had brandished a knife.

The victim was transported to the Fletcher Allen Hospital for treatment of her wounds. At this time, the victim is reportedly in stable condition and she remains at the hospital for further treatment. The lone male intruder was described as being white, approximately 5'10" tall with a weight of 200 pounds.

The intruder was said to have been wearing blue jeans and was noted to have been wearing a ski mask and gloves at the time of the attack.

There is no further information available at this time. Anyone with information concerning this event is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Robert Patten of the Vermont State Police-New Haven barracks at 388-4919.

Update: The Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation continued the investigation into the reported home invasion and assault that occurred in Starksboro early this week. There are several inconsistencies with the victim's story which are being followed up on by investigators. At this point the victim is not able to give a complete account of the events that occurred. This investigation is ongoing. As soon as any pertinent information is learned, state police officials said they would issue an updated news release.

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