Home invasion victim with machete reportedly cuts off attacker's hand

- A home invasion has reportedly ended with the victim cutting off a hand of a masked attacker with a machete.

Bethlehem police said a man was dumped late Saturday before midnight at the emergency room of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg with a severed hand and multiple lacerations.

Chief Mark DiLuzio said the injuries stemmed from an incident in Northampton, where a 28-year-old man was reportedly attacked as he was sleeping in the basement of the home.

The victim’s father told The Morning Call two masked men crept inside through a cellar door and fired several shots from a BB gun, so his son grabbed a machete and started swinging.

Northampton police have not commented on their investigation.

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