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.