- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

DERBY, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas police department says it’s no longer looking for a suspicious black van or a suspect in reported child abduction attempt that never happened.

A woman told Derby police on Oct. 1 that a man in a van pulled alongside her and her children, offered candy and cookies and then jumped out and grabbed her 3-year-old daughter when she refused.

Police put out an alert last week for a black van and released a composite sketch of a suspect. The woman told police she fended off the attacker by hitting him twice and forcing him to release the child.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1ECsBzP ) reports authorities announced on Thursday they had determined the report was false, and that the woman had recanted the initial accusations.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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