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Man attempts robbery inside Fort Foote Elementary

A man went inside Fort Foote Elementary School in Fort Washington and tried to rob someone there Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. inside the school in the 8300 block of Oxon Hill Road, said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George’s County police spokesman.

Briant Coleman, a Prince George’s County schools spokesman, said the man walked in and demanded cash from a secretary who was sitting nearest the door. He said the man left without taking anything.

Nobody was hurt, Rodriguez said.

Briant said students were dismissed from school as normal, and parents would receive a letter about the incident.

Rodriguez said officers were in the area searching for the man. He said the man was black, about 5’10 and in his 20s. He had a slim build and was wearing a dark gray hoodie and jeans, Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said detectives are still probing whether the man had a weapon or implied he had one.

This item has been updated.

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