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A man was shot during a home invasion in Wasilla late Friday night.

Alaska State Troopers and the Wasilla Police Department responded to a home on Fairview Loop after receiving a report of a break-in. According to troopers, the investigation revealed that an intoxicated 66-year-old man forced his way into the home and was carrying an axe. He threatened to kill the resident, a 55-year-old female. The woman in the home shot the man with the axe, according to troopers.

The man was hospitalized and required surgery for non-life threatening injuries, according to AST.

Troopers said the Palmer District Attorney’s office was contacted and no child will be filed against the resident. Further investigation is ongoing.

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