A 52-year-old Juneau man was pepper sprayed in the face multiple times during a home invasion early Saturday morning.


The Juneau police were called to the man’s home on the 2200 block of Raven Road around 4:30 a.m. The man was treated at the scene and then taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for further treatment, police said.


The victim told police two men broke open his front door and then one of them sprayed him in the face with the pepper spray, according to a statement from police. The homeowner escaped to a bedroom and tried to lock the door, but the two suspects were able to keep the door open wide enough to continue pepper spraying the victim.


The man fled his home, running to a neighbor for help. The two suspects left before police arrived. As of Sunday morning, the suspects had not been located.


Police described the suspects as being roughly 5-feet-8-inches to 6-feet tall with medium builds. They were wearing “blue hooded jackets or sweatshirts” at the time of the assault.


Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Juneau police at 586-0600, or submit a tip online at the Juneau Crime Line.