Detectives determine boy fabricated assault report

COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) - Columbus Police Investigators have determined that a 13-year-old boy fabricated an assault report from earlier this week.

The boy claimed that two men assaulted and burned him with a cigarette and car muffler near a Columbus park Monday.

"After speaking with the juvenile, our investigators had concerns about some of the information and details that were presented to them. However, we had to treat these claims seriously and conduct a thorough investigation" said Sgt. Matt Harris, Public Relations Officer for the Columbus Police Department. "When the detective met with the teenager and his family a second time and questioned him about certain details he learned that the boy fabricated the story."

Columbus Police Detectives have closed the investigation.

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