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Poquoson Police: Child made up story about attempted abduction

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-24 18:01:17-04

Poquoson, Va. – Police have determined that an attempted abduction that was reported Thursday did not actually happen.

According to a news release, the child who made the initial report was interviewed again Sunday afternoon after investigators found inconsistencies with his story.

On April 21, they were dispatched out to East Sandy Point Road just off Browns Neck Road about the possible abduction.

Officers spoke to the student who told them that when he got off of the school bus, a green work van with orange spray paint on the rear doors drove up to him and two men exited the vehicle.

He said that the passenger grabbed the strap of his bookback. He says he was able to pull away and he ran home. The police department released the information given to them to the public.

They say the original report raised concerns because of inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s statements.

Investigators spoke with the child again over the weekend and the evidence gathered did not line up with the story police say.

The child then admitted that it never happened and he made it all up.

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Elementary school student says two men tried to abduct him in Poquoson