Troopers: Thief Used Machete in Burglary Attempt

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TURBOT TOWNSHIP – A man is in custody after he tried to break into a home in Northumberland County with a machete, according to state police.

Investigators said the burglar caused about $100 in damage with a machete, trying to break into a home on Golf Course Road in Turbot Township around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Troopers said he was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be arraigned when released.

A previous version of this story indicated that the homeowner was the person involved in the burglary. That was incorrect.