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UPDATE: NOPD says child is safe; wasn’t kidnapped

Posted at 8:32 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 23:32:27-05

UPDATE: WWL in New Orleans is reporting that a child thought to be kidnapped this afternoon has been found safe.

The New Orleans station is reporting that Vince Johnson wasn’t kidnapped after all.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: NOPD is investigating a kidnapping that happened Sunday afternoon on Pinewood Court.

At about 2:30 p.m., 10-year-old Vince Johnson was inside of his residence and stated that he was going to place trash in the trash bin, located in front of the residence. His mother stated that at about 3:03 pm, she looked throughout the residence for her son but could not locate him. At this time, she called his cellphone and did not get an answer. Shortly after, she received a text message on her cellphone, from his cellphone number. The message stating that he was kidnapped from outside his residence. There has been no further communication to her phone or any response on several call backs to her son’s cellphone.

If you have any information about this incident please contact the Fourth District Detective Lisa Lewis at 504-658-6040 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504- 822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.  .