Police: Boiling water used as weapon during Yarmouth home invasion

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The incident was a “targeted incident and not a random act,” according to police.

A 32-year-old man is facing assault charges after police say he used boiling water as a weapon during a home invasion in Yarmouth. 

Police said officers responded early Saturday morning to a home on Rosetta Street for a 911 call requesting medical help. At the residence they found a man suffering severe burns to his chest, back, and lower extremities. 

According to police, a man, later identified as Christian Tenney, broke into the home through a bathroom window, displaying a knife and making threatening statements to the men inside. 

“He made a gesture as if he was getting ready to stab one of them and a struggle ensued,” police said. “During the struggle, a pot of boiling water was used as a weapon, causing serious burns to both of the home’s occupants.”

Tenney then allegedly fled the home, and police said he was taken into custody in Barnstable following a K-9 track and canvassing by officers. He has been charged with two counts of home invasion, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and receiving stolen property. 

Police said the event was a “targeted incident and not a random act.”