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Police: Gun pointed at Haverhill store clerk jams

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HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Haverhill store clerk is lucky to be alive after a masked man robbing the store pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger, only to have the weapon malfunction.

Deputy Chief Donald Thompson says witnesses told investigators the gun appeared to jam when the man pulled the trigger during an attempted robbery at a Tedeschi's on Thursday.

Thompson tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1opKWop ) the man demanded money, but the clerk was unable to open the register. The man then threatened to kill her and tried to fire the black handgun.

Witnesses told police that the man then ran from the store.

He was described as between 20 and 25 years old with black curly hair. He was wearing a blue hoodie and gray jeans.

Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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