State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred early today at a Carbon County business.

Troopers said the Diesel Truck Fueling Station, located at the Hickory Run Travel Plaza along SR534 in East Side Boro was the site of the incident that occurred about 4:25 a.m.

Troopers said a white male brandishing a knife demanded money from the cash register.

The cashier managed to escape without turning over any money and called 9-1-1. The suspect fled on foot.

He is described as being five-feet, eight-inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He covered the lower half of his face with a black cloth and was wearing a hooded red pullover sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.