Armed man attempted to rob Braintree gas station early this morning, police say

A man armed with a gun attempted to rob a gas station early this morning in Braintree, according to police.

The employee for a Mobil on the Run gas station at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree told police a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a stocking cap partially covering his face entered the store shortly after 2 a.m., Braintree police said in a statement.

The employee said the man brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to the statement. The employee refused to give him money, and the man fled the store.

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Police said the incident is under investigation.