An update to an alleged abduction attempt on Hwy 17 in the West Nipissing area.

Police there say the investigation has determined the incident didn’t happen and a public mischief charge has been laid.

The allegations first emerged on social media and were brought to the OPP’s attention, with the investigation then handed over to West Nipissing Police once it was determined the events were said to have happened in their jurisdiction.

Officials say there were inconsistencies in the account of events and the complainant was re-interviewed with the allegations determined to be not truthful.

The West Nipissing Police Service is thanking Ontario Provincial Police for their thorough initial investigation and teamwork throughout the inquiry.

They also want to thank the community for their assistance and reassure residents that there are no public safety concerns linked to this incident.