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(GOLDEN, Colo.) — A Colorado father of two is recovering from stab wounds after a home invasion in which the alleged intruders apparently entered the wrong house Monday night.

Three men knocked on the door of Jesse and Jessica Swift’s home in Golden, Colorado, around 9 p.m. and forced their way in, according to police.

The men then allegedly attacked Jesse Swift, at least one with a knife, as Jessica, who had answered the door, ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

“There’s three men that just came in my house and attacked my husband and I,” Jessica Swift told the 911 dispatcher. “They knocked on my door and then they came in my house.”

“I have two little kids,” she said crying.

“You have kids in the house?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yes,” Jessica Swift said.

Jesse Swift, a middle school teacher, like his wife, managed to get a knife from the kitchen and stab one of the alleged assailants but was also stabbed several times by the suspects, police said.

Police say the alleged intruders were expecting to find $10,000 in cash and drugs, but apparently had the wrong address.

“There were three guys, we have one of them down inside our house,” Jessica told 911, adding that she did not know the suspects. “Oh, my God, please help! My husband’s bleeding very badly.”

Jesse Swift suffered stab wounds to his kidney and a punctured lung, along with several other lacerations but is expected to survive, according to police. The Swifts’ children were asleep in the basement of the home, and were not harmed in the invasion, police said.

Police have arrested two suspects so far, 21-year-old Caleb Williams and a 17-year-old juvenile male. Williams is in custody at a hospital with stab wounds police say he received from Jesse Swift during the altercation.

Authorities are also searching for suspect Cody Jones, 20, and an unknown woman they believe may have been driving a getaway car.

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