After a continued investigation into what was reported to them as an attempted kidnapping, Boston police say it turns out there was no kidnapping that occurred Monday evening in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood.
Several hours after the incident was first reported, Boston police confirm to NBC10 Boston that while the original call was for a kidnapping, and the 3-year-old child was missing for a period of time, there was no kidnapping.
An officer with Boston Police Department media relations told NBC10 Boston it was all a misunderstanding.
According to police, the 3-year-old child was playing at a playground around 4 p.m. in the area of 66 Georgetowne Drive when they walked away into the nearby woods with an older kid, who is approximately 10 or 11 years old.
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When the mother could not find her young child, she called 911 and reported a kidnapping, the media relations officer told NBC10 Boston. A second 911 call was also made by an area resident, reporting the young child seemingly walking alone.
Police say both kids were later located and are fine. No one is facing any charges in connection to this incident.