Martin County detectives say suspicious incident near Jensen Beach Pier 1 Imports was family matter

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - The Martin County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said a possible abduction Monday outside a Pier 1 Imports store in Jensen Beach was only a family matter.

Three witnesses reported seeing a young woman being forced into a van against her will. That subject turned out to be a male autistic teenager who got out of his of his parent's van and did not want to get back into the vehicle.

The teenager's mother called detectives late Monday night after reading the alert on the sheriff's office Facebook page.

Martin County detectives visited the family Tuesday morning and confirmed that this was the case. Authorities also confirmed that the teenage boy is fine.

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