Investigators address Facebook post about attempted child abduction

BOTTINEAU, N.D. - The Bottineau County Sheriff's Office is urging people to contact authorities to report suspicious incidents, after a post about an apparent attempted child abduction made the rounds on Facebook.

The office says they were made aware of a post about a man and woman in a silver four-door car that tried to lure children to their vehicle at the Tommy Turtle Park in Bottineau. The couple told the children they had something for them.

They say the suspects left the area when they realized a parent was there.​ Deputies responded to the park after the incident took place, though the office did not receive an actual report.

Anyone with information about a suspicious incident should contact the Sheriff's Office at (701) 228-2740, or call 911 if it's an emergency.