said Monday night that they were “actively investigating” an attempted abduction that occurred earlier in the day.
The information about the incident was distributed to residents at about 10 p.m. via a .
The incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. when a white van that possibly had blue markings pulled to the side of the road and the driver motioned to the victim to come to the side of the van, according to the Connect-CTY message read by Chief Dispatcher Anne Marie Cullen.
A complete copy of the Connect-CTY message is attached to this story as a PDF.
The victim then ran away into a wooded area along the side of the road and returned home, telling a neighbor what happened. The neighbor, in turn, called police.
No further details were released about the description of the driver of the van.
According to the message, Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens is asking residents to “remain vigilant” and report any suspicious activity to the police at 978-468-1212.
Police did not specify the victim’s age or sex in the Connect-CTY. It was also not stated which street the incident occurred on or the area of town where it occurred.
No further details were available from the Hamilton Police Department on Monday night.