Anoka, MN (Minnesota News Network)  -  Police say the abduction of a 10-year-old boy and his escape from his kidnapper never happened.

The unidentified Anoka boy was home from school and was playing outside when he claimed he was pulled into a dark van. The child told investigators that he escaped near a shopping center in Coon Rapids.

Now the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says “it has been determined that the abduction did not take place.”

There is no further information concerning why the boy might have made the false claims.

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