The reported attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy in Azusa Monday night did not happen, officials said Wednesday.
Detectives responded to the report that two men in a van attempted to pull the boy inside around 9 p.m. Monday night in the 300 block of N. San Gabriel Avenue. The boy said he was able to escape after a struggle.
In a statement, the Azusa Police Department said it had followed up on all aspects of the investigation and determined “the incident did not take place as originally reported.”
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The statement said detectives are “confident no attempted kidnapping occurred."
No further details were immediately available.
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