A search has been called off after a reported possible child abduction this afternoon in Alexander County. Around 4pm 911 Communications received a call about a possible child abduction at a residence off Church Road. Alexander County Sheriffs Office Deputies quickly responded to find the child, a 2 year old safe.
According to Sheriff Chris Bowman a parent saw a suspect in the yard near a child who was on a swing. The person in question fled the property on foot. Officers combed the area with the assistance of a K9 unit and a helicopter but the search came up empty. According to Sheriff Bowman it is not known if the suspect is a man or woman. The only description was of medium height and build wearing jeans and a black hoodie.
The search was called off around 6pm. There is no indication that the suspect ever came in physical contact with the child.