Monday, July 18, 2011 :::
U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell scuffled with an armed intruder at his southern Iowa farmhouse late Saturday night before his grandson pointed a gun at the intruder, who then fled, Boswell's staff said.Boswell's district includes the area where I grew up.
Grant Woodard, Boswell's chief of staff, said the intruder came in the front door of the house near Lamoni about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, demanded money while pointing a gun and attacked Boswell's daughter, Cindy Brown.
Boswell, 77, a U.S. Army veteran, came to the entryway and tried to get the gun away, Woodard said. Meanwhile, Boswell's grandson, Mitchell Brown, 22, grabbed a shotgun from another room. He pointed it at the intruder, who fled into the surrounding fields of their family's farm.
::: posted by Steven at 12:02 PM