New Haven Police Chief John Sheible said a child at New Haven Elementary School who said someone tried to kidnap him Wednesday made up the story.

After police were notified of the possible abduction attempt, they interviewed the child. Sheible said it quickly became apparent that the story wasn't true. 

The child then admitted that he made up the story for attention.

Sheible said he wanted to assure area residents that there was no abduction attempt at the school.