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Suspect Wounds Resident in Confrontation

An unidentified man wearing all black with a green-striped hat and black mask was reported to have broken into a residence with a machete on the 700 block of Camino Del Sur in Isla Vista at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, according to an emergency email alert.

A resident returned to the building and, after confronting the suspect, suffered wounds to the arm and head. The suspect, whose age and ethnicity could not be determined, fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Santa Barbara County police have begun investigating the crime and request anyone with information to contact the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office at (805) 681-4100.

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