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Florida man armed with machete shot dead by police after breaking into home

Two Sarasota County legislators shot and killed a suspected robbery. The suspect slashed another lawmaker with a machete after breaking into the house. FOX13

A Florida man broke into a home, sneaked into bed with the home owner, injured one, then A man with a machete was shot dead by police. Thursday morning officials, officials said.

The homeowner was sleeping in an apartment adjacent to his Fruitville home when he suddenly awoke at about 9:30 a.m. to find a stranger sharpening a machete with a baseball bat inside.According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office,

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The homeowner fled outside while he was on the phone with the coordinator, and police arrived minutes later with the confused suspect still holding the machete, according to the sheriff's office.

The stranger was inside the homeowner's apartment sharpening the machete on a baseball bat, the sheriff’s office said.
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The stranger was inside the homeowner's apartment sharpening the machete on a baseball bat, the sheriff’s office said.
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When the four MPs arrived, the suspect approached them with a machete and cut the hands of the MPs, injuring them "severely." police said.

At that point, two MPs opened fire and killed the suspect.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital, where he will undergo surgery, officials said.

"I pray to God he didn't lose a finger or a hand. I would say it's not life threatening, but it's serious," said Caitlin Perez of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. told ABC13.

The homeowner said he woke up on a mattress next to a man saying, ‘I love you."
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The suspect fled outside as soon as the homeowner called police Thursday morning on August 18, 2022.
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