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UPDATE: Westlock abduction attempt was fabricated

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Investigators have determined that an incident where a 15-year-old female alleged a male and female attempted to abduct her was fabricated, RCMP said in a media release.

"Westlock RCMP and RCMP General Investigative Section have investigated a matter where a 15-year-old female alleged a male and female attempted to force her from the Spirit Centre Arena in Westlock, Alta.," the release said. "The RCMP has determined, after a detailed investigation was conducted, that the incident was fabricated. The matter has been resolved and no charges have been laid."

“I want to ensure the public that their safety was not at risk as a result of this incident,” says Cpl. Filipe Vicente. “We understand that the public was very concerned by this information, and we are pleased to be able to provide this update that the incident did not occur.”

Westlock RCMP would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the public with this investigation and encourages citizens to report suspicious activity to the Westlock RCMP by calling at 780-349-4491 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.




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