MIDDLEBORO (CBS) — Middleboro Police say there is no danger to the public after a woman reported an attempted abduction Monday afternoon. “Through a thorough investigation into the alleged incident, police have determined that the attempted abduction did not occur,” said police.

Initially, police reported a man tried to abduct a 27-year-old woman by grabbing her from behind and pushing her toward his van. The woman told police she was walking on Clay Street around 12:45 p.m.

She reportedly freed herself from the man and ran away into the woods to get away before calling police.

Her story was determined to be untrue, police said.

  1. MaraMore says:

    What do you mean by “untrue”? Why would anyone make something like that up? Or have time to? This type of determination may in part explain why so many crimes are unreported.