Toronto police say an investigation into a reported child luring has determined that the child was not lured after all.
Police issued a news release on Friday, advising that officers responded to a call in the Neilson and Ellesmere roads area in Scarborough on Wednesday at around 5:30 p.m.
Investigators said it was reported that a seven-year-old girl was playing on the front step of a home when she was approached by a man, who then attempted to lure her away.
The girl ran inside and told an adult about the incident, police said.
In a news release issued Saturday, police said the investigation into the incident determined that no crime had actually occurred.
“Investigators have reviewed video, interviewed witnesses, and spoken to the person of interest,” police said.
“There is no belief that the seven-year-old girl was lured.”