RCMP say man targeted in social media posts was innocent

August 28, 2018 11:01 am

Occasionally social media posts get ahead of the facts, such as this recent case in Shellbrook.

On Saturday, Aug. 25th, Shellbrook RCMP received a complaint of an attempted child abduction involving an 11-year-old female at a business in Shellbrook.

A 61-year-old male from the community was identified as a possible suspect.

Further investigation – which included surveillance video – determined that the male was not present at the business and the incident never occurred.

The complainant subsequently confirmed this, attributing the complaint to a misunderstanding.

This investigation is now considered concluded.

As false information was circulating on social media, the RCMP felt it important to advise the public of the outcome of this investigation.