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Knife-wielding man kicks in door of family home, makes threats. But he's no match for Dad's rifle.

A knife-wielding intruder kicked in the front door of family home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday night, made threats and then tried running toward a room. But the father had a rife and shot the intruder dead. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

What went down?

  • A mother and father were tucking their three kids into bed just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when they heard a loud bang at the front door, police told KTVT-TV.
  • The family's home in Fort Worth, Texas, is in a wooded area at the end of a dirt road several hundred yards long, the station said — which made the situation even scarier.

Image source: KTVT-TV video screenshot

  • Turns out the bang was an intruder kicking in the front door, police said.
  • Police said the father grabbed a rifle and called 911, the station reported.
  • While the father was on the phone with a police dispatcher, police told KTVT the knife-wielding intruder made threats against the family, trashed household items and tried running toward a room.
  • At that point the father fired one round from his rifle, killing the intruder at the scene, the station reported.
  • The father suffered a stab wound from the intruder, was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK, KTVT said.

Image source: KTVT-TV video screenshot

  • The rest of the family members were shaken up but otherwise unharmed, the station said.
  • Investigators are looking into why the unnamed intruder targeted the home, KTVT reported.
  • TheBlaze on Wednesday asked police about what type of rifle the homeowner reportedly used — as well as the identity and motive of the suspect — but police told TheBlaze they aren't yet releasing that information.

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