Masked Halloween Home Invasion on Long Island

A Long Island couple with a 2-year-old child thought they were opening their door for trick or treaters but were instead accosted by masked home invaders who tied them up while ransacking their house, police said Saturday.

The 34-year-old woman answered her door at around 8:45 p.m. and encountered three masked adults, two of them armed with handguns, according to Nassau County police. The three forced their way into the Farmingdale home and demanded that the woman and her 48-year-old husband sit down; when the husband refused, he was repeatedly pistol whipped, receiving lacerations to the head, police said.

According to police, the couple's hands and feet were bound with duct tape. Two more people joined the attackers and began rummaging through the family's house, police said.

When the woman was able to free herself, she grabbed her son and ran to a neighbor's to call 911; the attackers fled, according to police. The husband was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for lacerations, police said.

Police are searching for the attackers - four men and a woman. They're asking anyone with information to call 1-800-244-TIPS.

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