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Update to Reported "Kidnapping"

Post Date:06/30/2020 4:41 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                       Contact:  Sgt. J. Glass, Public Information Officer

Date: May 22, 2020                            Phone: (910) 433-1487           OCA: 2020-010839           


Update to Reported “Kidnapping”



(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department would like to update the public on the reported “kidnapping” that occurred on May 9th along the 1400 block of Rim Road.


It was reported that several male suspects had kidnapped a 16 year old in the daylight, and shoved him into a van. The report also stated the suspects assaulted him before dropping him off down the street.


This story that has been shared on a news outlet and social media has been fully investigated by the Fayetteville Police Department’s Youth Services Unit. We want to assure the public that there is no merit to this reported crime. The juvenile who reported the crime is cooperating with detectives.

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