Wright County Sheriffs Office confirmed late Sunday that they did receive a report of an attempted abduction Saturday night.
The official statement reads:
"On September 1 at 7:58 p.m. Wright County Sheriffs Office [WCSO] received a report from a residence in Albertville in regards to a suspicious incident in the 5000 block of Kalland Ave NE. Upon arrival the deputies talked with a 15 year old female who reported that two unknown males asked her to get into their van while she was out walking.
The van was described as an off white or greyish colored, older conversion van with a sliding side door and dark colored windows. The driver was reported to be an older, heavy set, bald white male wearing a black sweatshirt. The passenger was believed to be a skinny, tall white male possibly in his 20's wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The WCSO is still investigating this incident and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around this time is encouraged to call 911 to report it."
Wright County Sheriffs Office confirmed that this is the second reported abduction attempt reported in the St. Michael-Albertville area recently. The other
Many differing reports of this incident and other supposed incidents have spread through the community and social media last night and this morning which was in part much of the delay on receiving a statement today.
"I spent most of the morning managing phone calls with a lot of differing stories and facts," Sargent Scott Halonen reported earlier today. "Social media has changed the way we are able to do our jobs, sometimes it works to our advantage and sometimes it makes it harder," he said.
Stories on social media today varied greatly. Some reported the attempted abduction was an 11 year old, others said 14. Some reported the incident took place on Karston Avenue, still others said Karston Drive.