There were two reports of attempted child abduction in our region yesterday. In Colonie, New York police are investigating an apparent child luring early Thursday morning. Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie police said when an older man approached a 9-year-old child and yelled “Get in my car!” The 9-year-old instead ran away. The student at Forts Ferry Elementary described the driver of the gray four-door car as an older man with a British accent.
Meanwhile, a man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school yesterday afternoon on Norfolk Road in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to a release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office, the boy says he was approached by a man in a gray, four-door car with blue and white New York State license plates. It is unknown if the two reports are related.
Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th career return for a touchdown as the Atlanta Falcons crushed Tampa Bay 56-16. Hester brought back a punt 62 yards for a TD midway through the second quarter, breaking the previous league mark of 19 TD returns set by Deion Sanders. Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and Julio Jones had nine receptions for 161 yards and a pair of scores.
A man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school Thursday afternoon on Norfolk Rd. in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The boy, who has not been identified, is a sixth grade student within the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, according to a release Thursday night from Mount Everett Regional School principal Glenn Devoti.