Methuen Police: Men Hold Woman at Gunpoint During Home Invasion

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Methuen Police are looking for two men that forced their way into a woman’s apartment late Tuesday morning and held her against her will at gunpoint.

Police were called to Ruskin Avenue for a report of a home invasion at about 11:30. After holding her against her will in her bedroom, the woman said the men fled in an unknown direction. She said one of the men was carrying a long gun. Nothing was reported missing.

One man is described as Hispanic with a medium complexion and thin build, wearing a red ski mask, black and grey sweatpants and a similar colored sweatshirt. The second was also described as Hispanic with a medium complexion and heavier build, short in stature and wearing round black sunglasses, gloves and a grey sweatshirt that was covering his face.

Massachusetts State Police and Methuen K-9 units went to the scene to assist. Police said an initial investigation suggests the attack was targeted and there is no danger to the community. Anyone with information is asked to call Methuen Police at 978-983-8698.