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Police say claim of attempted abduction outside school was unfounded

Federal Heights Police said a girl reported being approached by a man who assaulted and tried to abduct her near 96th Avenue and Bryant Drive May 2.
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FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Editor’s note: This article has been updated with information from Federal Heights Police that there was no threat or reason for concern in this case.

Federal Heights Police said a claim of an attempted abduction near an elementary school earlier this month was unfounded. 

The department said a girl told police on May 2 that she had dropped off a younger sibling at an elementary school and was walking near West 96th Avenue and Bryant Drive when she was approached by a man.

She said the man assaulted her and led her to believe he was attempting to abduct her, police said. The girl told police she fled on foot, while the man left in an unknown direction.

Police said on Tuesday that they found the claim was unfounded. 

"The Federal Heights Police Department, working closely with Adams 12 Five Star Schools, initiated an investigation and reviewed surveillance video from the school district and several nearby residences and community members," the department said in a news release. "Investigators completed their inquiry in the matter and determined that no threat was present on May 2, 2023, and that no threats currently exist related to this incident."



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