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Police: Elderly woman assaulted in home invasion

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The following photo of Donny Jackson was provided by the Danbury Police Department. The following photo of Donny Jackson was provided by the Danbury Police Department.
DANBURY, CT (WFSB/AP) -

An 85-year-old Danbury woman suffered a broken hip and cuts and bruises when police say she was pulled from her bed and assaulted in a home invasion.

An unidentified woman screamed loudly enough to draw the attention of neighbors who tried to intervene in the incident on Saturday.

Several people including a 10-year-old child opened the door of the home on West Wooster Street, police said.

Police said the man, who was later identified as 26-year-old Donny Jackson, of Danbury, waved a gun at neighbors who tried to intervene and that he pulled the woman into the hallway and shoved her against the walls.

Police said Jackson was arrested after a 14-hour search and is being held on $1 million bond. He was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, assault of an elderly person, first-degree robbery and other offenses.

The victim was taken to Danbury Hospital with "serious injuries" after suffering a broken hip, concussion and other injuries, police said.

Shortly before this assault, police said Jackson entered another apartment where he was "scared off by a female resident." He also stole items from an unoccupied apartment that same morning, police said.

It was not known Monday morning if Jackson is represented by a lawyer.

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