Newark police: No threat after report of suspicious person

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NEWARK, Ohio - Newark police have closed a case of a reported suspicious person near Ben Franklin Elementary School

Police said there was a report of someone near the school on April 22 asking students to get into his van.

On April 26, police said in a news release they "are confident there was no threat to any child or person in the area and the case is considered closed."

Police said they arrived at that conclusion after talking to the owner of the van, re-interviewing witnesses, and watching video recordings.

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