BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Broomfield Police said Friday evening that the reported attempted abduction of a 16-year-old boy was a hoax.
Earlier, police said they were increasing patrols in the area where the boy said two men demanded he get into a car and then chased him when he jumped out.
The boy told police that he walking in the area of McKay Landing Parkway and Zuni Street at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when a black, older model BMW sedan pulled alongside him. A man in the front passenger seat asked the teen to get into the car, the boy originally said.
When the boy refused, the man demanded he get in the car. Then the front-seat passenger and a man from the backseat got out of the car and came after the boy, he told police.
The boy ran away and escaped, he told police.
On Friday evening, Broomfield police issued an update to their original report that said their investigation throughout the day on Friday determined the boy's report to be false. They did not say if any charges would be filed in the case, as a result.