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Homeless man with shotgun arrested after gun jams during failed robbery attempt

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LENOX HILL, Manhattan — A homeless man is under arrest after barging into a Manhattan bodega with a shot gun demanding money, police said.

Cops said the incident happened about 8:10 a.m. Tuesday when 24-year-old Alexander Pierson entered Elim Deli Cafe, located at 851 Lexington Ave., displayed his gun and demanded money. He racked his weapon several times, but it appeared to jam.  He then fled, stealing nothing,  and headed northbound on Lexington Avenue, police said.

Pierson is being charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the NYPD.