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NOLA Police: Man with knife tries to rob streetcar

1 year 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, October 06 2020 Oct 6, 2020 October 06, 2020 5:25 AM October 06, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man wielding a knife tried to rob a driver operating a New Orleans streetcar, police said.

The failed robbery attempt happened Sunday night and involved a streetcar on the city’s St. Charles Avenue route, The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported.

New Orleans police said the streetcar was making a stop when a man outside pulled a knife and demanded the money in the fare box. The driver closed the door and pulled away as the would-be robber tried to pry the door open.

The driver got away safely, police said, and the assailant got nothing.

Police did not immediately announce any arrests.

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