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Fayetteville police: Potential abduction turns out to be domestic dispute

Fayetteville police had been searching for a suspect and victim for a possible abduction since Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, they discovered it was a domestic dispute, not an abduction.

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Gilbert Baez
, WRAL Fayetteville reporter
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police have found the woman who witnesses believed was being abducted on Tuesday, when they saw a man seeming to force her into a car after she refused.

Police treated the incident, which took place on the 100 block of Person Street near the Market House, as a possible abduction.

Using the help of surveillance cameras and the public, investigators were able to track down the gold-colored Buick Century that was seen speeding away from the scene on Tuesday.

The vehicle turned out to be a rental car, and the incident viewed by the public was revealed to be a domestic dispute between a couple. Neither the man nor the woman wanted to press any charges.

"We thank the public for all the tips that we received," said Sgt. Jeremy Glass, a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department. He said investigators used those tips to verify the vehicle was a rental, which led them to the couple who had rented it.


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