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Victim foils gunman in attempted armed robbery in Niagara Falls

A Niagara Falls man told police that someone attempted to rob him at gunpoint in the 500 block of 21st Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim said he and another man were walking from a parked car to a house when an unknown man approached them with what they believed was a handgun. The victim grabbed the suspect's wrist and tried to wrestle the gun away while the other man ran to the door for help.

The suspect fell to the ground and ran off, the victim told police.

Niagara Falls police said they recovered an nonfunctional pellet gun believed to have been used in the incident.

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