GREENBUSH — Police have arrested one man and are searching for a second in connection with a violent home invasion in Greenbush that landed a woman in the hospital.

Police say two men broke into the woman’s home at about 1 a.m. Monday where she was asleep with her children ages 5 and 3.

She says she was sprayed with a fire extinguisher and Mace then punched, choked and beaten with a tire iron by men who demanded money and prescription drugs. She screamed and escaped with the help of neighbors. She needed staples in her head.

Police arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Hutchinson of Medway just hours after the assault. He is charged with elevated aggravated assault and robbery and was held on $500,000 bail. A second suspect remains on the loose.

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