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Boy, 12, Demands Girl's Chicken Nuggets at Gunpoint: NYPD

The boy was arrested as a juvenile for attempted robbery

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    A 12-year-old boy armed with a gun tried to rob his classmate of her chicken nuggets at an East Harlem subway station Tuesday, police say. (Published Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017)

    A 12-year-old boy armed with a gun tried to rob his classmate of her chicken nuggets at an East Harlem subway station Tuesday, police say. 

    The boy allegedly pointed a gun at the girl inside the 103rd Street and Lexington subway station before he told her to give him a chicken nugget, according to police. She refused and walked away. 

    He pursued the girl, then tried again, pointing a gun at her for a second time, police said. She then smacked the gun away and got on the train.

    Authorities said the girl reported the incident at school the following day. 

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

    The boy was arrested as a juvenile for attempted robbery. Police didn't specify whether the weapon was recovered or if the child had been detained or released.

    There were no injuries as a result of the incident.