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An home intruder in Southern California learned the hard way that you should never bring a knife to a gunfight.

The Whittier Daily News reports that a woman at a home on Graystone Avenue in Norwalk was awoken at around 2:30 a.m. by suspicious noises coming from the front of the house.

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“The suspect proceeded to go to the rear of the residence, where he broke through french doors armed with a knife,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rene Garcia said.

The woman’s children and a male resident were also inside the home at the time. The male resident managed to grab a gun and shoot the knife-wielding intruder in the torso during a confrontation.

The unidentified suspect immediately fled the scene, but was apprehended by authorities a block away from the home. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

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Thankfully, nobody inside the house was hurt during the incident.

Police continue to investigate, but the male resident has not been arrested, as this appears to be a justified self-defense shooting, the Whittier Daily News said.

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