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Manatee sheriff's office looking into possible child abduction

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible abduction of a child this afternoon.

At around 3:45 p.m., deputies responded to the 7300 block of Phillips Street in the Whitfield area of southern Manatee, according to a report.

A witness told deputies she saw a boy grabbed and put into a van, the report said. The boy is described as being approximately 7-8 years old with dark blond hair and wearing a short-sleeved gray shirt, a white long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

The van was described as being dark green, full-sized and with tinted windows and a ladder on the back, the report said.

There were possibly three men in the van, according to the report.

As of 4:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office had not received any information on a missing child.

Anyone with information on this incident can call (866) 808-9508.

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