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Jamestown police say woman made up story about assault and robbery

JAMESTOWN – A woman will under go a mental health evaluation after falsely claiming that she was attacked from behind and robbed at knifepoint early this morning while jogging behind a West Harrison Street business, city police reported.

Police said the woman concocted the story as a result of an emotional issue she had suffered.

The woman initially reported that she was attacked from behind at about 4:40 a.m. by someone who hit her in the head with a rock. She reported her engagement ring and an iPod were stolen by a man who threatened her with a knife.

Police said their investigation is closed.