MARSHFIELD (CBS) – A Marshfield resident attempted to chase down a masked man who broke into his home while he was eating dinner with his children.

An Ocean Street resident called 911 around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday.

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The victim told police that while he was eating dinner, he heard a loud noise in an upstairs bedroom.

Police believe a Marshfield break-in suspect ran through the woods to escape. (WBZ-TV)

When the man went to see what the noise was, he saw a white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask standing over his desk.

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The suspect ran out a sliding door, onto the deck and down the stairs.

After a brief chase, the homeowner caught up to the suspect and a scuffle broke out. The victim suffered a small cut on his arm.

Following the scuffle, the masked man ran off into the woods.

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Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the man.