A resident was assaulted during a home invasion in Columbia early morning and police are searching for the two intruders.
The resident was hiding in a bedroom when he called 911 around 2 a.m. and said people were in his Oakwood Lane home with weapons, according to state police.
This is the second time in weeks that police have responded to the house, according to neighbors who said it was targeted rather than a random incident.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that are described as not life-threatening. He has since been released.
One of the intruders is around 5-foot-5 and was wearing dark clothes and dark knit cap. He was carrying handgun. The other intruder is around 5-foot-9 and was wearing a dark knit cap. He had a long gun.
Police believe an unattended car across the street from the home might be connected to the home invasion.
State Police spent several hours searching for the intruders and brought K9s in to assist.
Investigators left the neighborhood before noon. They said they have some leads and no reason to believe the intruders are still in the area.