Abduction report now investigated as mental illness case

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita police say an abduction attempt Wednesday turned out to be a father having a mental breakdown.

A person called 911 just before 5:30 Wednesday and said a juvenile was being abducted at the QuikTrip at Kellogg and Maize Road.

The car was seen a few minutes later going east. Wichita police officers pulled it over at the Central Business District exit.

Wichita police said Thursday, a man was having a mental breakdown.

The 14-year-old boy tried to jump out of the car.

His dad yanked him back in.

The boy then convinced his dad to stop.

The father was taken to Via Christi St. Joseph.

The boy was turned over to his mother.

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