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Salem man tackles intruder as wife, daughter get help:
Prosniewski said Vieira was known to police. He has 11 prior charges, including larceny, assault, and drug charges. He has been arrested twice for home invasion, Prosniewski said.Rescuer tells of harrowing escape:
“He’s got a pretty long record,’’ he said.
Authorities identified him as Michael Fitzpatrick, 52, of Malden, who has been convicted 16 times in Massachusetts. Police said they found a gun in his possession.