A 40-year old man is undergoing emergency surgery at John Hunter Hospital, after he was injured during a home invasion in Pelican this morning.

The man’s arm was severed during an attack by several men who entered the Pirawal Street home shortly after 1am this morning.

Police say three offenders entered the unoccupied dwelling and waited for the man to arrive home.

Meanwhile another group of five men arrived, and were held at gunpoint.

The home owner returned home a short time later and was injured by a suspected shard of glass from a broken window.