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A woman told police that a man approached her from behind Wednesday evening and put a gun to her back, but ran off when she began screaming. 

The incident occurred about 8:13 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Barracks streets, according to a report from New Orleans police. 

The woman said the armed man demanded her purse, but she refused. The man eventually fled on Barracks Street.