1 killed, 3 injured in Blue Earth home invasion 20 Feb 12

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – A 38-year-old man is dead and three people are seriously injured after a masked man attacked them in a southern Minnesota home.

Officials say a masked man entered the home on the 400 block of 4th Street East in Blue Earth early Monday and assaulted several people inside.

Police arrived to find a man dead, and two women and one girl injured. The injured victims were taken to a local hospital, then transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester for more treatment.

A 6-year-old girl in the house was unharmed.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the victims were attacked with an unknown object.

Authorities are still seeking suspects. No one has been arrested.

The Blue Earth Police Department and the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office are also investigating.

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