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No attempted kidnapping occured, Hudson police say

Nov 21, 2023 12:11 pm

WNYT reports that the Hudson Police Department is now saying there was no attempted kidnapping last week, and that the incident they warned local citizens about was a misunderstanding. Police originally said a man in a white van asked a child walking home from school to get in the vehicle. But on Nov. 18, police found the driver and learned that a language barrier led to a misinterpretation of events. The driver, with a thick foreign accent, says he was telling the child about a dropped item, rather than directing them into the van. There were many posts and comments on social media about the incident last week after the police posted a warning. Read more about this story at WNYT.

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