Defense Secretary William Cohen's brother, Robert, opened
the door to his Bangor, Maine, home and found himself facing the
same man he had filed a police report on for harassing him in a bar
two weeks earlier. The man charged through the door and slashed
Robert Cohen, who fought back with a single shot from a .22 pistol.
Cohen attempted to back up the stairs, but again his six-foot,
seven-inch attacker came after him, cutting the homeowner on the
face. Cohen fired a second shot that sent the intruder tumbling
down the stairs. Police arrested the wounded man at the scene. Two
accomplices were also later apprehended.
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