Possible attempted child abduction in Clarksville turns out to be misunderstanding

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – What authorities thought might’ve been a possible attempted child abduction turned out to be a misunderstanding.

Clarksville police issued a press release Thursday saying a child was standing at a bus stop at Market Street and E Street shortly before 9 a.m. when a Hummer pulled up.

The child told his parents the driver reportedly waved and motioned for him to come to him before running away, saying the Hummer followed.

Police have since found the driver who explained he was going to his mother’s house in the area when he pulled up to the intersection, not realizing cars were waiting for the school bus.

The driver said he motioned for cars to move, at which time he saw the 7-year-old child run down Market Street. The man said his path of travel to his mother’s house happened to be the same direction as the child, and he was not trying to follow him.

Clarksville authorities say the 7-year-old’s family was informed.