Police dispatched a K-9 Sunday night after an armed robber held up a Shell Gas Station.
Andre Solmon Patterson, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with attempted armed robbery.
Employees at the station on 2990 Dale Boulevard reported that an unknown man entered the store, showed a knife and demanded money. The man did not take anything and fled on foot after a customer entered the store. The suspect did not take any money.
Officers responded to the incident at 9:25 p.m. and dispatched a K-9. Officers located Patterson on Gideon Drive, near the PRTC Terminal. They detained him without incident.
Patterson's court date is set for Jan. 16. He was held without bond.
The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.