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A 56-year-old woman grabbed the barrel of a gun to distract alleged carjackers in New Orleans East Tuesday night, according to police.

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the woman was sitting inside her vehicle on the 7600 block of Shaw Avenue when one of three male suspects tapped on her window with a gun, New Orleans police said in a preliminary offense log. The woman then grabbed the barrel of the gun to distract the man and started running.

The suspects fled in the woman’s vehicle in an unknown direction, police said.