Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38 were murdered in their apartment in Boston last Friday. They were both doctors. She was a pediatric anesthesiologist. By all accounts, they were both talented, in the middle of their careers.
They were stabbed to death and their throats cut. The alleged murderer was caught in the apartment by the responding police officers. The police were summoned by a friend of the victims. How did the friend know to call the police? Because one of the victims had send a text message, "gunman in the house".
As LawDog would say, Sweet Shivering Shiva!
When you know that the perimeter is breached and the bad guy is inside with a weapon, put down the cellphone. Now is the time when mindset, preparation, and training take over. If you have as much warning as these two, you have been given a gift. You are awake, oriented, and you are not yet injured. Take advantage of it.
Retrieve the available weapons. Fight. Everything is a weapon. I get it, you're in Massachusetts. You've never seen a gun in your life. Everything is a weapon. The heavy rod your clothes are hanging on. The spray cans in the bathroom cabinet and a lighter. The drawers in your bureau. The knives and fry pans in your kitchen.
You may lose. Go down fighting. Do not die trying to send one last text.