82-year-old protects family, attacks home intruder with hammer to head

DETROIT - Detroit police say an 82-year-old man struck an intruder in the head with a hammer at a home on Whitfield on Sunday.

Officers from the 10th precinct responded to the scene and found a 52-year-old woman running from her home screaming for assistance.

The woman told police there was an intruder in her home.

Officers found the 33-year-old male suspect in the living room with blood dripping from his head.

The 82-year-old victim, George Bradford, who was inside the home, struck the suspect with the hammer in an effort to protect his family.

Bradford says his mother was in an upstairs unit and that he's owned the duplex on Whitfield since 1968. 

The suspect was treated for injuries at the scene and was arrested for home invasion.

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