Father attacked in front of kids during home invasion in Sanford

- Sanford Police are searching for a man who broke into a home Tuesday night and attacked a father while his children were inside the house. 

The incident occurred on 2nd Street in Sanford Wednesday.  When police arrived, the victim, James Wilburn, had a laceration to his right forearm and over his eye. 

According to the police report, the suspect broke into the home and attacked Wilburn shortly after Wilburn had just set up a movie for his two small children. 

According to the report Wilburn spotted the suspect inside his home and the two engaged in a physical altercation. During the scuffle the suspect attempted to stab Wilburn before fleeing the scene.  

When Sanford police arrived a K-9 was brought to track the suspect, but the K-9 was unable to do so as the suspect is still on the run.  

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with black hair, a goatee, wearing a black shirt embroidered with tribal designs, and black pants armed with a short switch blade knife with a brown handle. 

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