June 8, 2015 10:58 AM EDT

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Australia Monday after allegedly driving a stolen bulldozer into a house where a woman and her two children were sleeping.

Four vehicles parked outside the home were crushed before the bulldozer was turned toward the building and razed it, New South Wales police said in a statement.

A neighbor was able to run inside and help a 56-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 15 and 20, to escape the home before it was flattened.

The incident happened at 7:10 a.m. (5:10 p.m. ET Sunday) in the town of Teralba, a suburb of…

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