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Deputies: Man stabs burglar who hid in closet

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A Columbia man stabbed an accused burglar late Monday night while defending himself and his wife, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Sergeant Curtis Wilson says the incident started around 10:00 Monday night on Riley Street when a husband and wife returned home to find a man hiding in their closet. 

The man pushed the husband out of the way and pushed the wife to the ground, according to Wilson.

The husband then grabbed a knife and stabbed the suspect while defending himself, Wilson says.

Investigators tracked the suspect to a nearby street, but were not able to find him.

Wilson says investigators have a possible identity on the suspect but no arrests have been made.

If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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