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Fayetteville Police: Gang Initiation Reports Not True

The text messages and e-mails warn of a rear-end collision in which unsuspecting motorists are attacked.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Text messages and e-mails circulating through Fayetteville and other parts of the state warning of gang initiations aren't true, police said Wednesday.

The message warns individuals of a rear-end collision in which likely gang members attack the unsuspecting driver.

After receiving a number of phone calls about the message, the police department's Office of Special Information found nothing to substantiate it "and at this point, believe the information is an urban legend."

Police, however, encourage citizens with questions or who are involved in any situation that may seem suspicious to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856.