QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - A Boston man is facing criminal charges after police say he tried to rob a pair of girls at knifepoint at Quincy Center station last week.

Vernard Shepard, 31, is slated to be arranged on charges including attempted armed robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon, according to the Transit Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of a robbery in the busway around 7 p.m. on Saturday learned Shepard had threatened two girls with a large hunting knife and demanded money from them, police said.

Shepard was later tracked down and reportedly found to be in possession of a double-edged knife.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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