This story has been updated as police later reported that a crime did not take place.
HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A report of an attempted kidnapping in Hudson did not take place. Police said the misunderstanding was due to a language barrier.
Police said the driver of a van saw a boy drop a jacket on the walking/bike path. The driver tried to tell the child about the jacket and made a hand gesture pointing to the rear of the vehicle. The driver had a strong accent, and the child believed the driver was instructing him to “get into the back” of the van.
The case is now closed as no crime was committed.