Gardiner police are searching for at least one person believed to be involved in an alleged home invasion Thursday on Highland Avenue.

Nobody was hurt during the incident and no items were reported missing, Gardiner Police Chief James Toman said.

Gardiner and state police responded to a report shortly before 3 p.m. of a man armed with a handgun trying to get into an apartment on Highland Avenue. The man had fled by the time police arrived, Toman said.

The tenants, who were home when the incident occurred, said at least one person got into the apartment. Toman said there are conflicting reports about whether one or two people were involved in the break-in and whether the person who broke in was armed. He said police are looking for a person who is a known acquaintance of a tenant.

“This was not random,” Toman said. “We don’t feel like the public is at risk.”

Toman asked anyone who passed through the area of 71 to 101 Highland Ave. on Thursday afternoon and witnessed the incident to call Gardiner police at 582-3211.

“We believe this is drug-related,” Toman said.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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