Abduction report proves false

An 8-year-old boy who claimed he was the victim of an attempted abduction on Friday made the story up and the incident never took place, Aberdeen Police said.

After “an extensive investigation into the reported attempted abduction” police determined that the child made a false report, said Sgt. Art Laur. “No attempted abduction occurred.”

The boy had said a man in a white van had tried to pull him into the vehicle in the 1800 Block of Bay Avenue. Police initially sent out a news release about the report, which was aired by local radio, but then later issued a new bulletin and called off an alert for the van and possible suspect.