The LaPorte Police Department received a report of an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday involving a knife at Long John Silver, 602 J St. The employees of the business were able to provide a detailed description of the alleged suspect and advised that the suspect did not obtain any money. As Det. Sgt. Airy arrived in the area, he observed a subject matching the suspect’s description walking away from the business. Officers detained the individual within five minutes of the original call and were able to have employees of the business identify this individual as the suspect. The weapon the suspect allegedly used was located in a nearby yard and taken as evidence. The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center without incident.