Officers respond to attempted luring in Seattle

SEATTLE — Police responded to a Seattle high school to investigate a luring incident Friday.

The victim reportedly left her residence near the intersection of Seward Park Avenue South and South Henderson Street when a white van drove past.

The driver of the van yelled out their window toward the girl and said “Come, get into my car.”

The girl then boarded the #7 Metro bus and got off at South Walker Street and Rainier Avenue South, where she waited for her next bus.

While she was waiting, she spotted the same van from earlier. The driver stopped in traffic, telling her again, “Come, get into my car.”

The victim took several pictures of the van and then boarded the #48 bus.

After getting off the bus, she met up with an acquaintance, who walked with her to ensure she made it to school safely.

Once she was inside of her school, she called 911 to report the incident.

Police arrived at the school around 11:45 a.m.

Officers were able to track down the van and contact the driver over the phone. When they spoke with police, the driver admitted to being in the area at the time of the incident but denied talking to any young girls.

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