Man With Medical Issues Stabbed During Home Invasion

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    NBC10's Christine Maddela reports from Philadelphia's Torresdale neighborhood on a home invasion that turned voilent on a resident with preexisting medical conditions. (Published Thursday, Mar 6, 2014)

    Police are investigating a home invasion and stabbing of a man in the Torresdale section of the city.

    Police say the 54-year-old man was returning to his home on the 9300 block of Walker Street around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Two men followed him into his home, forced themselves inside and stabbed him, according to investigators.

    Police say the suspects then stole prescription drugs and the man's iPad before fleeing the scene.

    The victim has a feeding tube, suffers from serious medical conditions and needs a voice box machine to talk, according to police. After the stabbing, investigators say the man pushed his medical alert button for help since he was unable to speak.

    Medics arrived and took the man to the Aria-Torresdale Hospital. He is currently in stable condition.

    Police say the suspects remain at large. They have not yet released descriptions.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.

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