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Report of abduction attempt was false, Clay County sheriff’s office says

The Clay County sheriff’s office on Tuesday released this photo of a van that investigators thought was used in an attempted abduction of a middle-school student in Kansas City, North. On Tuesday night, the office said that the girl had recanted her original statement and that no evidence was found to substantiate the report.
The Clay County sheriff’s office on Tuesday released this photo of a van that investigators thought was used in an attempted abduction of a middle-school student in Kansas City, North. On Tuesday night, the office said that the girl had recanted her original statement and that no evidence was found to substantiate the report.

The Clay County sheriff’s office determined late Tuesday that a report that a man in a minivan tried to abduct a sixth-grader in Kansas City, North was false.

In a tweet sent about 9:30 p.m., Clay County authorities said that the student had recanted her original statement and that no evidence was found to substantiate the report.

Earlier Tuesday, the girl told authorities that a man in a minivan tried to abduct her on her way to school.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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