updated 12/21/2007 2:41:45 PM ET 2007-12-21T19:41:45

Gunmen hijacked a FedEx delivery truck loaded with Christmas presents early Friday on a Manhattan street, officials said.

The driver, who was found later in Brooklyn, was not hurt, police and FedEx Corp. spokesman Steve Barber said.

The truck — an 18-wheeler and one of the biggest FedEx vehicles — was found abandoned in Brooklyn about 5:30 a.m. Police said none of the property appeared to be missing.

"We don't know whether anything is missing at this point. But this is a busy time of the year, and people are shipping Christmas presents," Munoz said.

The truck was headed to a company facility in Newark after midnight when two men brandishing a gun confronted the driver at a traffic light, police said. The driver was forced out of the truck and into a car. He was found about four hours earlier in Brooklyn, police said.

Sandra Munoz, a FedEx spokeswoman at the company's headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., said the company could not estimate the value of the cargo until police released the truck, which can hold as much as 80,000 pounds when full.

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