A man ripped the mask off of one of two masked assailants—one of whom was armed with a handgun—during an Elmont home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

The attackers confronted the 26-year-old victim as he walked out the front door of his Froehlich Place home, when the victim grabbed the gun and ripped the mask from the gunman’s face shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

When the victim then ran to Elmont High School to call for help, the duo entered the house and ordered a second victim into a back room while the assailants ransacked a bedroom before they fled the scene on foot, police said.

It is unclear what the pair stole. The victims were not injured.

The suspects were described as black men. The gunman was described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a stocky build and braided hair, wearing dark clothing with a mask covering his mouth and nose. The second suspect was described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 165 pounds with light skin and wearing gray sweatpants.

Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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