Binghamton police were seeking two men in connection with an attempted armed robbery on the city's West Side.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday in a large apartment building at 101 Murray Street.

Detective Captain John Ryan said a resident told police he was confronted by two men in a basement laundry room. One of the men was armed with a shotgun.

Ryan said the man who was targeted was able to run from the building. He went to a nearby convenience store at Main and Murray streets to seek help.

Ryan said no injuries were reported and no shots were fired in the incident.

Binghamton police officers in a driveway next to 101 Murray Street on February 13, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The scene is one block west of Binghamton High School. The school was placed in "lockout" mode for a short time after the attempted robbery.

The incident happened exactly five months after police were called to the same site after a person reported hearing multiple gunshots.

In that case, those involved had fled before officers arrived.

This story was updated to include additional information provided by Binghamton police.

Police investigators searched a BMW parked on Murray Street after a reported shooting incident on September 13, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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