REVIEWED/ BJH/Child abduction was unfounded

By Mariana Silva

Kent Police Department concluded an attempted child abduction involving an 8-year-old girl on Oct. 6 was unfounded.

In a media release published on Oct. 21, Kent Police said the incident did not occur as reported to the police, and that no attempted abduction took place.

The original report said the girl had been approached by an unidentified man who grabbed her by the arm at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Anita Drive and Simon Lane. The girl was reported biting and kicking the man, who released her. She then went home to tell her mother. An hour later, the police were notified.

After investigating the case, police concluded there was no attempted abduction and that no crime was committed.

Police were not available to comment on the case.

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