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By Andrew Christiansen

Incident sparks concern over possible child abduction


An afterschool incident in Goldendale spawned a quick response around town and even as far away as Centerville and Klickitat, as reports went out of an attempted abduction.

The incident occurred last Thursday when two Goldendale students were walking home from school near the intersection of Collins and Wilbur streets. The girls reported that a man approached them, waving and smiling. When he reached the girls, he put an arm around one of the girls, who told him to stop. Both girls took off running, and it is reported that the man also ran off in the opposite direction.

Goldendale Police informed the school of the incidence, and the school sent out a message describing the incident as an...

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