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A partially blind man walking with a cane in Mid-City was the victim of an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday, New Orleans police said.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the 57-year-old man, who police said is partially blind, was walking in the 3900 block of Iberville Street when an armed suspect got out of a vehicle and demanded his property. The man attempted to strike the suspect with his cane, police said in a preliminary offense log.

The suspect fled the location, police said.