PSU police say woman made up abduction story

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburg State University international student fabricated a story about being abducted.

The Joplin Globe ( ) reports that the 26-year-old student reported that a man abducted her Sept. 24 from outside the Overman Student Center. Law enforcement women found the woman east of Pittsburg a short time after she placed a call reporting the purported crime. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Campus police later announced a possible link to a burglary and assault at the woman’s off-campus home on Aug. 23. Police said they were looking for a man from 20 to 30 years old and possibly from Saudi Arabia.

But campus police Chief Mike McCracken said Tuesday that authorities are now confident that no abduction took place.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe,

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