Woman, 72, fights off knife attack at Rye retirement home
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A 72-year-old woman at an upscale Rye retirement home fought off a knife-wielding home invader early Monday morning, police told News12.
The woman was treated for bruises and cuts at Greenwich Hospital and released, officials said.
The Westchester County bomb squad was summoned to the woman's fourth-floor apartment when a suspicious parcel was found after the intruder fled. Rye police said golf balls were taped into the package and it contained no explosive device. Officials provided no further details on the contents of the parcel.
The incident began about 2 a.m. Monday, when a security worker at the upscale Osborn Retirement Community on Theall Road called police and reported a suspicious man on the grounds. Later, the woman called police to report that she had been attacked in her fourth-floor apartment, but managed to disarm the intruder, who had a knife.
The attacker, described as tall and wearing black clothing, ran off the grounds, police said.
Investigators told News12 that they would examine video from the retirement home's security cameras.