Commotion at Pierre Walmart described as “an unfounded incident”

A whole lot of commotion and law enforcement presence at the Walmart store in Pierre yesterday (Mon.) afternoon turned out to be much ado about nothing.

Information from the Pierre Police Department says they received a report of an attempted abduction in the 1700 block of North Garfield Avenue.

Pierre Police, Hughes County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol units responded to the incident. Upon investigation, officers determined an attempted abduction did not occur.