Armed man tries to force his way into woman’s home


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are looking for an armed suspect who tried to break into a woman’s home.

Police were called to the 1700 block of McArthur Avenue Saturday around 2 a.m.

The victim told officers she heard a knock on her front door and bedroom window and saw a dark figure walking around outside her house.

She said at first she thought it was her son who was stopping by, so she went to the front door and opened it. She said when she opened the door, a man was dressed in all black and pointed a gun at her. She said she immediately shut the door and the man’s hand that was holding a gun got caught in the door. She said he continued to struggle and tried to get in as she yelled for her mother to come help her. She said after a short time, he ran from the scene.

Officers are still investigating and looking for the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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