Gage Park kidnapping report unfounded: police

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A report of a kidnapping last week in Gage Park has been determined to be unfounded.

Initial details said two men forced a 12-year-old girl into a van in the Southwest Side, according to an alert from Chicago police released April 25.

An investigation found the incident didn’t happen, police said in a Saturday statement.

The original alert said a man grabbed the girl about 3 p.m. Thursday in the area of the 3200 block of West 53rd Street. She escaped, and the driver sped off.

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