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Smithfield police investigate false report of kidnapping

Posted June 22, 2018 9:38 p.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2018 11:52 p.m. EDT

— Smithfield police investigated a false report of a kidnapping at 515 Outlet Center Dr. in Smithfield, authorities said.

A witness reported seeing a woman and child forced into a car outside the Firehouse Subs restaurant near the Carolina Premium Outlets.

An initial report determined a kidnapping did not take place.

Police are still investigating the possibility of a crime because of suspicious activity.