Arlington police investigated and later dismissed a report that a child had been kidnapped Tuesday afternoon.

Officers converged on Bay Point Drive, where an eight-year-old boy told police that a a man abducted a 10-year-old boy around 4 p.m.

The area was searched in an attempt to substantiate the missing child report.. Checkpoints were also set up around the neighborhood near Marti Van Ravensway Park.

Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said the eight-year-old child later admitted to fabricating the story.

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