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A 16-year old allegedly wielding a hatchet has been arrested for a home invasion Watertown and injuring a juvenile.  Police responded to a home on Morris Town Line Highway Wednesday afternoon and learned that the suspect fled into the woods. 

Family members were alerted to the intrusion and intervened in the assault before chasing the Watertown teen, who jumped out of a second story window.  The suspect and assailant were known to each other, though not close friends.  

The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries to the head, legs and hands. 

Officers were able to make phone contact with the suspect who made his location known.  Investigators recovered a hatchet, large kitchen knife and a machete along with duct tape and binoculars. The juvenile was charged with criminal attempt at murder, home invasion, assault, reckless endangerment, stalking, risk of injury to a minor and burglary. 

The suspect targeted this juvenile specifically and this was not a random crime.  Based on his age, no further information will be released on the juvenile suspect.

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