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Police investigate Smith Street incident 

LOWELL, Mass. — Lowell police are searching for two men in connection with an attempted armed carjacking of a Department of Public Works sanding vehicle Thursday.

A city employee said the men approached him while he was sanding Smith Street at 2 a.m., the Lowell Sun reported. He said the men pulled up in a black car and stopped on the sidewalk so he was forced to stop.

The victim said the men were wearing black masks and one had a gun. They yelled at him to get out of his vehicle, but he put the truck in reverse, and the men ran back to their car, the newspaper reported.

Police were called to the area, but the men were not found.