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Tulsa Police Say No Child Reported Missing In Possible Abduction At Utica Square

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Witnesses reported seeing a van pull up to a boy in the parking lot of the shopping center and some kind of argument began. Witnesses reported seeing a van pull up to a boy in the parking lot of the shopping center and some kind of argument began.
Witnesses said the van was a rusty older-model white van with green stripes down the side. Witnesses said the van was a rusty older-model white van with green stripes down the side.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa police say no one has reported a child missing after reports of a possible abduction near Utica Square on Saturday night.

Officers say that people walking their dogs about 10 p.m. near the 2200 block of South Yorktown Avenue reported seeing a van pull up to a boy in the parking lot of the shopping center and some kind of argument began.

After what appeared to be a struggle, the person in the van pulled the boy inside, the witnesses said.

On Sunday morning, police still aren't sure what happened but say no missing children have been reported.

"There's been no reports to my knowledge that have come in from anybody saying that a child has been kidnapped or is missing," said Captain Steve Odom, Tulsa Police, said at about 8 a.m.

Odom said police searched the area and knocked on doors, hoping to find someone who might confirm what the other witnesses saw. Those attempts were not successful.

Late Saturday, TPD Capt. Laurel Ledbetter said officers were taking the matter seriously, but weren't sure  if the person in the van was a family member and it was a possible domestic argument or if it was something as serious as a stranger abduction.

Police used the helicopter for an initial search and performed traffic stops on similar vans.

"We will commit manpower to this the rest of the night," Ledbetter said.

The boy was described as white, about 8 years old, wearing blue jeans and light-colored shirt.

Witnesses said the van was a rusty older-model white van with green stripes down the side. Given its description, police said it should be fairly easy to identify.

If the incident was a family issue and the child is safe, Ledbetter urges the driver to call police.

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