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Kidnapping outside Warren Towers deemed misunderstanding

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Boston Police officers at 700 Commonwealth Ave. ZIYU (JULIAN) ZHU/DFP STAFF

A reported kidnapping was cleared as a misunderstanding by the Boston Police Department Oct. 13 over three hours after the initial report was made. 

An eight-year-old boy of Asian descent was reported to be kidnapped by a white female around 700 Commonwealth Ave. at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 13, according to a tweet from BPD.

Several police cars and helicopters were located around campus as they searched for the van. 

The child and vehicle were located and the situation was cleared as a misunderstanding, according to a Tweet by BPD at 4:47 p.m. 

“It’s been canceled. It was not a kidnapping. It was a misunderstanding,” said a media relations spokesperson for Boston Police District D-4.

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A Boston Police officer walking in front of Warren Towers. ZIYU (JULIAN) ZHU/DFP STAFF


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