Deaf Florida man uses sword to fight off intruder

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A deaf man in Jacksonville, Florida, reportedly used a sword to fight off a home intruder, WOKV and Action News Jax report.

The suspect, who allegedly broke into the victim's apartment about 2 a.m. Tuesday, was stabbed in the chest and ran away, police said. He was later arrested at a nearby Gate gas station.

Police say the suspect's injuries aren't life-threatening and the homeowner is OK.

Police said the victim, who is in his 20s, was not alone in the home; his family was there but may not have witnessed the incident.

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The victim was able to communicate with police via text message.