Boy safe after ‘apparent abduction’ turns out to be misunderstanding
TACOMA, Wash. - A boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Tacoma on Monday evening is safe, police said. A video showed a man duct-taping a boy outside the school, then putting him in a car around 4 p.m. An Amber Alert was activated and a massive police response was called in. Police later told Q13 News it was not an abduction at all -- the boy, believed to be about 10 years of age, was autistic and running into traffic, and the boy's grandfather was restraining him to take home to his mother.