• Police seek suspects in violent Providence home invasion

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are looking for five people they say were involved in an early morning home invasion in which a victim was struck in the head with a hammer.

    Providence police tell The Providence Journal that four people, two with guns, burst into an apartment early Monday.

    A 28-year-old man told police he was sleeping with his 5-year-old son and his girlfriend when the men kicked in his door.

    Officers found the man with blood on his shirt, a puncture wound on his shoulder, scratches on his back, and bumps on his head. He was taken to the hospital. A witness said one suspect pointed a gun at the woman and the child.

    A fifth person was waiting outside and fled in a car reported stolen with the four other suspects.

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    Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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