WACO (March 11, 2014) Police were searching for three men Tuesday afternoon in South Waco after a 17-year-old girl was injured in a home-invasion.
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The attack occurred at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 1400 block of South 26th Street, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The teenager told officers she was attacked after finding the three men inside her home “tearing up the place” Swanton said.
At some point during the attack, the teen was cut with a sharp object, Swanton said.
Her injuries were superficial, he said.
The girl later told News 10 she was cut several times in the upper body and punched several times in the face.
She was treated and later released.
It’s not clear what the three men were looking for, Swanton said, and it’s possible they were in the wrong house.
They fled on foot.
Two of the three men were black and one was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over a long-sleeve red shirt.
The other was Hispanic and was wearing a white T-shirt.
The teenager’s house is next door to a home where a man held police and U.S. marshals at bay for five hours on Feb. 20, Swanton said.
Edward Alvarado, 42, barricaded himself inside the house near the intersection of South 26th Street and Baylor as marshals attempted to arrest him on warrants out of McLennan County charging four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of a felon in possession of body armor, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, Swanton said.
Additional units were called, and police closed some streets in the area and nearby homes were evacuated until Alvarado surrendered.
He remains in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.