REEDLEY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A reported kidnapping in Reedley was later determined not to have happened, according to the Reedley Police Department.

Officers previously stated that a Good Samaritan stopped a teenage girl from being kidnapped while she was walking home in the area of Manning and Buttonwillow on Monday afternoon.

When officers arrived, they learned that the teen had been walking home from the bus stop when she was approached by an unknown person in a white van.

Officials said the suspect grabbed the teenager from behind and began pulling her backward.

Moments later, investigators said a Good Samaritan grabbed the teen’s arm and pulled her away from the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and the Reedley Police Department asks anyone with information to call dispatch at (559) 638-2122.