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Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:51 PM

Police investigation: Stranger danger threat? Not this time

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

A man thought to have approached two children Tuesday on the playground at Eugene Field Elementary School turned out to be not as sinister as some feared, police said Wednesday.

School officials reported to the Ottawa Police Department that an unknown man driving a silver or bronze truck motioned for two children to approach him toward the end of the school day late Tuesday afternoon. The children then proceeded away from the man toward the school, according to a letter issued to parents Wednesday by Shannon Fanning, principal of Eugene Field Elementary, 720 Tremont Ave., Ottawa.

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