Lexington Park man attacked with bats, machetes in home invasion

A Maryland man is recovering from injuries he suffered during a home invasion in which the suspects used baseball bats and machetes to attack him.

Around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, St. Mary’s County deputies responded to the 20100 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault.

They found a 32-year-old man injured in the backyard of his home after he said he had jumped from an upper floor window to escape the attack. He was transported to a hospital via medical helicopter, the county sheriff’s office said in a news release Monday.

The suspects fled the scene. Their motive remains unclear, but authorities say the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Mary’s Co. Detective Tyler Payne at 301-475-4200 ext. 78010 or via email at tyler.payne@stmarysmd.com. Tips also can be submitted anonymously by calling 301-475-3333.

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