Morgan County woman described as “tough lady” after fighting off home intruder

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BROOKLYN, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2016)– Authorities describe a victim of a home invasion as a “tough lady” after fighting off an intruder Wednesday.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect entered the 66-year-old woman’s home in the 300 block of North Main Street around noon. A struggle ensued and the suspect restrained the woman to a piece of furniture while going through her belongings, said authorities.

Authorities tell FOX59 the woman was able to free herself and get her gun. After another short struggle, the suspect fled the house. Police say he left with some belongings.

The suspect was described to be a white male approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a tan-colored Carhartt jacket, black ski mask, dark blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Brooklyn Elementary School on Church Street was temporarily placed on lockdown while police searched for the suspect.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the sheriff’s office at 765-342-5544.

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