Update: Victim of alleged abduction attempt says it was a hoax

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-30 01:32:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –A juvenile male who originally reported to police that someone tried to abduct him has told police that the incident never happened.

The initial report was filed Monday evening.  The person claiming to be the victim said it occurred just before 7:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Whispering Way SE.

Grand Rapids Police said the  victim reported a man chased him down before holding him at knife point.  Then the victim told police a van pulled up and another man tried to force him inside, but he was able to get away.

The alleged victim later told police it was all a hoax, and the incident never occurred.