Police Investigate Overnight Attack at Retirement Home

A bomb squad unit was called to The Osborn after a report of an intruder.

Police are looking for a man dressed in dark clothing who attacked a woman in her apartment at The Osborn in Rye.

In addition to police from Rye, the investigation team includes the bomb squad from Westchester County Police.

Police said a 72-year-old resident was reportedly attacked and injured at around 2:15 a.m., with the intruder leaving behind a suspicious object in a bag that prompted the call for the bomb squad.

Rye police said security staff at The Osborn alerted them to the incident this morning. Police said the intruder may have entered the complex at an entrance near a garage.

The incident prompted a temporary evacuation of residents in other nearby units at the complex; residents have been allowed to return home.

Police said the victim left her bedroom and found a man in a hallway of her apartment. The victim told police the man had a kitchen knife.

Police said the victim was assaulted and was taken to Greenwich (CT) Hospital this morning for treatment of facial injuries.

During the investigation, police said the found a cylindrical object in a bag that was apparently dropped by the intruder. Because of the nature of the object, which had a string attached to it, police said they called in the bomb squad to assist.

Nothing appears to have been stolen in the incident, police said.

Watch for updates on this story on Patch.


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