Attempted child abduction in Quincy turns out to be false

UPDATED: Feb. 2, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.

Sgt. Yates with the Quincy Police Department tells KHQA there is no evidence that the two men approached the child or offered him candy.

The two men reported to QPD that they merely waved at the boy and said hi.

Sgt. Yates says the QPD has no evidence that any criminal activity took place.


ORIGINAL STORY: Feb. 2, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.

Reports of an attempted child abduction near 24th and State in Quincy turned out to be false.

Police responded to a report Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

A 9-year-old child reported that two men in a white truck tried to lure him into their vehicle.

Officers immediately checked the area to find the truck but were unsuccessful.

After reportedly reading numerous Facebook comments about the incident, the driver and passenger of the vehicle voluntarily came to the Quincy Police Department to speak with officers about what had happened.

Police interviewed both men and determined that nothing criminal had happened.

QPD says the investigation is complete.

No arrests were made.