April 1st, 2013
12:00 AM ET

Police: New York abduction likely a hoax

An abduction in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York that was captured on a surveillance camera may have been a hoax, the city police said late Sunday.

According to Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the Friday incident "may have been a hoax staged amongst friends to celebrate one of their birthdays."

The New York Police Department did not provide additional details.

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  1. banasy©

    Saw this last night; odd story.

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