By CBS Baltimore Staff

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A man wearing a nylon stocking over his head tried to rob churchgoers at knifepoint Sunday evening, Maryland State Police said.

Officers responded around 8:30 p.m. to the 3200 block of Ridge Road for an active assailant call. The suspect reportedly left the scene before officers arrived.

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Investigators say the suspect, described as a white man wearing a green long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black gloves, entered the church after services were over and ten people were inside. He reportedly pulled a knife and demanded money and car keys.

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There were no reported injuries and nothing was stolen, police said. Police conducted a sweep of the area, using canines and aviation command, but did not find the suspect.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack at 410-386-3000.

CBS Baltimore Staff