An attempted robbery was stopped in York Thursday afternoon when someone inside Young's Food Store decided to wrestle the suspect for his gun, according to York City Police.

Police said a black man came into the store in the 300 block of East King Street at 4:27 p.m. with a gun and demanded money.

When the man tried to hit someone with the gun, the victim grabbed the weapon and wrestled with the man until a shot was fired into the floor, police said.

The suspect had pulled the trigger and fired the shot between the victim's legs, police said.

During that time, the man was wrestled to the ground and the victim was able to take the gun from the man, the release states.

The man then began to run, while another victim grabbed the man and was dragged for a short time.

A second black man outside the store also ran and they were both seen going north on Pine Street, police said.

The first man is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He has a medium complexion and is about 20 years old. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and ski mask.

The second man is about 5-feet-6-inches tall and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234.
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