It was a terrifying ordeal for a number of residents in Ahuntsic overnight.
Police are looking for one of two men involved in at least three targeted break and enter attempts.
Local police officers began the search around midnight after they say two suspects entered at least one home, and began assaulting the homeowner.
The injuries sustained are minor.
Police are trying to determine if the duo only attempted to enter three homes.
One man was arrested at 2:00 a.m., the other got away.
A search perimeter is set up between Henri-Bourassa, Fleury, Taché and Christophe-Colomb streets.
The canine unit has also been called in.