UPDATE: On March 14, Hendersonville Police identified the person who approached two juveniles in the subdivision. Police have now confirmed that this incident was not an abduction attempt or any other type of inappropriate conduct, according to a news release.
The Hendersonville Police Department is investigating a possible child abduction attempt that occurred March 13 in the Meadows of Indian Lake subdivision.
According to a release from police, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old were walking their dog around 3 p.m.when they were stopped by an older male who told them he had something for them.
The children immediately ran back home and called their parents.
“The intentions of the subject are unknown at this time, but Hendersonville Police will be investigating to ensure the safety of our children,” the release states.
“Hendersonville Police would like for parents to remind children how to respond to unknown situations such as these so that they can escape a situation in which they may be in danger.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident or other crimes can call Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.
Regional Editor Amy Nixon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-946-7549.