Man threatened with rifle outside his Lexington home

A man narrowly avoided two men who attempted to rob him at gunpoint late Monday night, police said.

The man had just gotten to his Lansdowne Drive home just before midnight and was trying to unlock his door when he says two men approached him, Lexington police Lt. Clay Combs said. One had a rifle.

The two tried to get the the man on the ground, but he was able to get inside his home and lock himself inside, Combs said.

The victim was uninjured and the two suspects did not get away with anything, Combs said.