Police investigate alleged abduction, assault of boy in Hunting Park

HUNTING PARK (WPVI) -- Police are investigating a report of an alleged abduction and assault of a 9-year old boy in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.

It happened around 4:25 p.m. Friday in the rear of a property on the 1300 block of McFerran Street.

Police say they were told the boy was dragged into the alleyway by his book bag, chained to a fence and assaulted.

His alleged attacker is described as a man in his 30s wearing a white shirt covering his face.

Sources tell Action News that detectives in the Special Victims Unit have been unable to verify the boy's story.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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