Suspect’s hand cut off with machete during home invasion


NORTHAMPTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man says his son defended himself with a machete during a home invasion and used it to cut off one suspect’s hand.

In this Sunday, July 3, 2016 photo, drops of blood are seen near a basement door, left, in Northampton, Pa. Officials in eastern Pennsylvania said a man who said he was attacked by masked men during a home invasion cut off the hand of one of them with a machete. (Pamela Lehman/The Morning Call via AP)

Police didn’t immediately identify the two home invasion suspects who are in custody. They say the man who lost his hand was brought to a hospital early Sunday by car.

Northampton police Chief Ronald Morey says the man entered an apartment late Saturday where 28-year-old Troy Imbody lived. Imbody’s father, Robert, tells reporters that three men came in to “rough up” his son.

Troy Imbody hasn’t been charged as police continue to investigate. A sign since posted on Imbody’s door says, “Come with two, leave with one” and “Beware of Troy.”