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Correction: Indy student falsely reported two men tried to abduct him, Monday

Posted: 10:27 PM, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-17 22:27:38-05
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INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, RTV6 had learned that an Indianapolis student told police that two men tried to lure him into their vehicle, and had chased him down after he missed his bus.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has since learned that the report was false, according to public information officer, Aaron Hamer.

Officer Hamer stated, "Although this is unfortunate... it is comforting to know that we don't have this alleged suspect roaming around in attempts to take our children."

The original RTV6 report stated that the alleged incident happened on Monday, in a neighborhood of Independence Drive.

The child had told police that he was heading to the bus stop when he saw his bus pulling away and he tried to run after it, down Hanna Avenue. When he stopped running, the child said a white man and a black man approached him and asked what was wrong. The boy told the men that he missed his bus and needed to get to school so the men opened the door to their SUV so he could get in.

The boy told police that, eventually, a chase had ensued and he had hid in some bushes. He had finally made it home, where the child's father said his son was upset and crying.

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