No Threat to Public Safety After Reported Attempted Abduction

OPP in Essex County say there is no concern for public safety after reports of an attempted abduction in Leamington on Thursday.

It was previously reported by police that a woman walking on Elliot St. near Clark St. on Thursday night was approached by a blue van and that the side door opened and a man inside tried to grab her.

After further investigation, police now say the door of the suspect vehicle was never opened, nor was there any attempt to grab the female.
The OPP is still seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the vehicle and/or its occupants.