TRENTON, NJ (CBSNewYork/AP) – A hail of knives sent two would-be robbers fleeing from a Trenton, N.J., pizza joint.

Police say the thwarted holdup occurred Tuesday when the pair entered Original Dominick’s Pizza and shouted “Don’t move.”

When a gunshot somehow went off, hitting a brick wall in the pizzeria, a guy in the kitchen decided to start throwing knives at the robbers.

Manwell Gomez, a cook at the restaurant, described the scene and how another worker reacted to the robbery attempt.

“He was cleaning when he saw two men came in.  One stood next to the door and the other one he came all the way in, talked to him and said ‘don’t move.’  And he moved to the kitchen area because we have knives and all that kind of stuff over there.  When he saw the gun, well he tried to fight a little bit — he throw the knives at him,” Gomez told 1010 WINS.

Police say “numerous, numerous knives” were thrown, scaring the holdup men away.

No one was injured.

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