A 34 year old Hampstead man was assaulted at his residence early this morning. That's according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, which said that around 2:30 a.m. 4 unknown suspects knocked on the man's back door. When he went to open it, one of the suspects displayed what appeared to be, a handgun and demanded money. Authorities said the man was able to knock the gun out of the suspects hand and they both got into a physical altercation.
The victim sustained a laceration to the top of his head and other minor injuries to his facial area. The suspects who got away, are described as white and or Hispanic males. One was wearing a red mask. Another was described as stocky and weighing about 200 pounds. The victim said he had on a white beater t-shirt and had a tattoo.
The victim's girlfriend told police she saw a red 4 door Escort in the area with 4 individuals in it. The incident happened in the 1500 block of North Main Street.