A family in Columbia County is safe after a possible kidnapping attempt on their young child.

According to a report from The Hudson City Police Department, on Thursday, November 16th around 12 P.M., a man in his 30s allegedly approached a 10-year-old child.

The police department recounts the terrifying events from earlier this week in a statement posted on social media:

The child was walking down Harry Howard Avenue in the area of the Crosswinds Apartments when he was approached by a white van driven by white male, reported be in his 30’s who spoke Spanish. The driver stopped near the child and was told to get into the van by the driver. The child ran to his 13 year old sister for safety, who witnessed the van stop but was too far away to hear what the driver said.
Servailence cameras nearby captured photos of the white van that the Hudson City Police Department shared along with the statement:
Hudson City Police Department
Hudson City Police Department
 Anyone with information is asked to call Hudson City Police at 518-828-3388.
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Thankfully, the child and his family are safe. Of course, any situation that puts a child in danger can shake up a community. The Hudson City Police Department understands that and is doing what it can to keep the community and families safe and up to date.
Hudson City Police Chief Franklin released the following in a press release:
"We understand the concern this incident has raised in our community. The safety of our residents, especially our children, is our top priority. Rest assured, we are working tirelessly on this investigation.  Our commitment to ensuring the well-being of every individual remains unwavering. Updates will be shared as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”
For more information and updates follow Hudson City Police Department on social media.

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