BEMIDJI, Minn. - Police in Bemidji say an investigation into a reported abduction has revealed the incident never happened.
In an updated Facebook post, the Bemidji Police Department states an abduction, which was reported Wednesday night, did not occur.
"The Bemidji Police Department is thankful for the juvenile who reported what he saw. It is imperative to ensuring the safety of Bemidji that when we see something, we say something. The Bemidji Police Department does not believe a danger to the public exists and would like to thank the community for their assistance," Chief Mike Mastin wrote.
Earlier in the day, Mastin said around 7:30 p.m. dispatchers were contacted by a juvenile who reported that he had seen a woman pulled into the back of an SUV against her will, near the intersection of 26th Street NW and Calihan Avenue. Squads responded, and were told by the witness that he had been outside approximately an hour earlier when a black 4-door Jeep approached a woman who was walking down the street. The young man says a rear seat passenger motioned for the woman to come closer to the vehicle, and when she did the passenger grabbed her and pulled the woman inside. The Jeep reportedly drove off on Calihan Avenue.