Iowa Dem Rep’s grandson fends off armed intruder with shotgun

By David Ferguson
Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:45 EDT
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Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and family are safe but shaken after an armed man entered their home Saturday night demanding money. According to an AP report, the man fled when Boswell’s 22-year-old grandson retrieved a shotgun from another room.

At about 10:45pm on Saturday, Boswell’s daughter Cindy Brown answered the door and was attacked. Boswell, 77, heard her screams and attempted to fend off the intruder himself. The scuffle ended when Boswell’s grandson arrived in the entryway with a shotgun and aimed it at the armed man, who fled into the fields around the house.

Boswell’s wife was home at the time of the attack. No one was seriously hurt in the incident and the Associated Press quotes Boswell’s spokesman as saying that the family is “dealing with it pretty well”. Boswell has served eight terms as Congressman for Iowa’s 3rd District.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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