Cruise ship passengers held up at gunpoint on Canal St.

Cruise ship passengers held up at gunpoint on Canal St.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two cruise ship passengers are lucky to be alive after they were held up at gunpoint in the 100 block of Canal Street on Tuesday.

Street. According to the NOPD, a man and a woman were walking back to their cruise ship shortly before midnight when a man approached them armed with a black semi-automatic weapon. He demanded the man's wallet and the woman's purse. They both refused and a tussle ensued.

The couple was able to get away and started running from the gunman. The suspect fled in the opposite direction.

The victims described the gunman as a black male who was wearing dark-colored clothing and a bandanna over his face. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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