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Intruder stabbed in the face after breaking into a Neosho home

Updated March 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM CST:  Police say a man was stabbed in the face after breaking into a Neosho residence Wednesday afternoon at an apartment at 116 North High Street.

According to authorities a 28 year-old man broke into the apartment and assaulted the resident.

That resident then stabbed the intruder in the face with a kitchen knife in self-defense but the intruder escaped.

Officers were later called to Freeman Neosho Hospital after the suspect went there for treatment.

The suspect was transferred to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin and spoke to police on Thursday morning.

Posted March 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM CST:  According to a news release sent out by the City of Neosho a man was stabbed in the face after breaking into a Neosho home.

It happened Wednesday afternoon at an apartment on 116 North High Street.

The release says the person in the apartment stabbed the 28 year-old man in the face with a kitchen knife in self-defense.

The suspect fled the apartment and the resident called authorities.

Officers were later called to Freeman Neosho Hospital after the suspect went there for treatment.

He was transferred to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin and is currently in critical condition.

Authorities are investigating.

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