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Halloween robbery attempt sends Lincoln man to the hospital

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By: Jenn Schanz

It was supposed to be a fun–filled night of 'trick–or–treating' but for one Lincoln couple, Halloween turned out to be a real–life horror.

Police say it happened a little before eight Thursday night.

A woman answered her door for a man wearing a white cloth over his face.

He said 'trick-or- treat'' and asked for money.

Police say the woman thought she was the butt of a Halloween prank, but then the man forced his way inside.

That's when she called her husband for help.

"He confronted the suspect and the two got into a scuffle. During the fight the male victim was stabbed four times," says Officer Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department.

The husband was stabbed in the arm and in the stomach area, but despite being seriously injured, he managed to run the suspect out of his home before he could take anything.

He's in serious but stable condition.

Neighbors say the block is a quite one and a crime like this, even on Halloween, is a shock.

"Wow, I mean it just doesn't seem like it would happen, especially here," says Ross Brown, who lives down the street.

"Our neighbors watch each other really closely," says Tammy DeLeon, who lives right across from the couple.

Luckily, a nurse was 'trick-or-treating' with his daughter nearby and gave the man first aide while they waited for an ambulance.

Those who live in the area say despite the security they've always felt, this incident will likely put candy givers on high alert next year.

"I'm sure they're going to take more precaution on this, they're going to look and see who's at the door first."

Officials say the husband is in stable but serious condition. The suspect is still on the loose.

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