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UPDATE: Attempted Prescott abduction was a prank

If anyone has information about a possible child abduction attempt in Prescott, they are encouraged to contact the Prescott police department on the non-emergency number at 715-262-5512. File photo

According to a news release from Interim Prescott Police Chief Rob Funk, a reported child abduction attempt in Prescott turned out to be a prank by the suspects.

"Following leads received from the posted Pierce County Herald article online and further investigation today, the Prescott Police Department can validate the reported incident did occur," Funk said.

However, after two high-school aged suspects and the vehicle were identified, one suspect admitted the single, isolated act was a "prank" meant to seek a reaction. The investigation is ongoing, Funk said.

The child abduction attempt was reported on Sunday, April 22 around 10:45 a.m. on Canton Street in Prescott.

According to Funk a group of children reported that two men in a blue vehicle tried to lure them to the vehicle.

“Sounds like there was an offer of candy or enticement of some kind,” Funk said.

This story will be updated once the reports are made available.

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