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Alleged abduction attempt a hoax


Police say boy filed a false report



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October 27, 2010
IMLAY CITY — An Instant Alert message sent to parents in the school district regarding a report the school district received about an attempted abduction of a student turned out to be a hoax.

The Instant Alert system was activated early Monday evening after a middle school boy told police someone tried to snatch in the 200 block of West First Street as he was walking home from school that afternoon.

Less than 24 hours later, police determined there was no truth to the boy's story. The school district has issued another Instant Alert to inform parents of the findings.

For details on this incident and all your local news pick up the November 3 print edition of the Tri-City Times.

Catherine Minolli is Managing Editor of the Tri-City Times. She began as a freelance writer with the Times in 1994. She enjoys the country life, including raising ducks and chickens.
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