On Thursday morning just before 1030am Hartford officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery by an armed man with a knife that at the Petro Quick Mart on East Sumner Street in Hartford. According to Chief of Police David Groves, the investigation revealed the suspect had brandished the weapon at the gas station attendant and demanded cash from the register. When the attendant refused to comply with the suspect’s demands he fled without obtaining any money. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. While checking the area for the suspect, officers observed a male matching the suspect’s description leaving the area in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver attempted to elude police. The suspect then led officers on a brief high-speed pursuit before crashing his vehicle into a guard rail in the 100 block of South Street. The man abandoned it and attempted to flee on foot. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody in. without further incident. No one was injured in this incident. Charges of Attempted Armed Robbery, Recklessly Endangering Safety, Eluding, and Resisting an Officer are being referred to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office against the 28-year-old Hartford man. Hartford Police are not releasing any further details on the case at this time.