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Police: 8-year-old girl lied about attempted abduction

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus Police say an 8-year-old girl who reported an attempted abduction lied to authorities.

Originally, the child, a student at J.B. Key Elementary, said a man tried to lure her into his white pick up truck in the road near her south Columbus apartment complex on January 25th.

She described him as a large white man in his 40s or 50s with a full beard.

She told her father about the incident later in the week and he reported it to police and her school last Friday.

Investigators say there may have been a similar truck in the area that day but the driver did not say anything to the little girl.

According to police, when the child was brought in to be interviewed this week, she admitted that she made the incident up.

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