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Holley police end child abduction investigation

Police in the Orleans County village of Holley have called off their search for a black vehicle linked to an attempted child abduction.

Village police say the investigation was closed after it was learned the incident, which took place Thursday, was not an attempted abduction.

The driver of the vehicle, according to police, had honked at a child walking near the roadway and then, realizing he had startled the child, the driver returned to where the child was walking and attempted to apologize.

Police said the child became scared and mistakenly assumed the driver was attempting to abduct him.