Iowa congressman helps fight off home invasion.

An eight-term congressman from Iowa helped fight off an armed…

An eight-term congressman from Iowa helped fight off an armed man who invaded his farm house in Decatur County and attacked his daughter on Saturday night, according to a statement from his office.

The attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday at a farm in Lamoni, where Representative Leonard Boswell, a Democrat who represents Iowa’s third congressional district, was spending the weekend with his wife, daughter and grandson.

The unidentified armed intruder entered the front door and assaulted Boswell’s daughter, demanding money.

Hearing the commotion, Boswell went to the door and attempted to disarm the intruder, according to the statement.

While the two scuffled, Boswell’s grandson grabbed a shotgun from a nearby room and confronted the intruder, who then fled into the surrounding field.
No one was seriously injured in the attack.

Source: James B. Kelleher for Reuters.

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  • Should read “IOWA CONGRESSMAN’S GRANDSON USES LETHAL FORCE TO DEFEND HOME”….while his unarmed granpa…is beaten back. Guns save lives. How long would it take for the Sheriff to get to the farm?