An apparent abduction involving a couple in New York City was a hoax, part of a surprise birthday party, New York police said Monday. The people involved came forward and there will be no charges, police said.
Part of the incident was captured on camera.
In the surveillance footage, a man in a mask races around a corner near a park. A person, who appears to be a man with a plastic bag over his head, follows.
CNN affiliate WABC reported two young girls told police that they saw one of the men point a firearm and force the woman into the vehicle, which sped away.
But police said no one was reported missing in the area.
Another person told WABC that three men were camped out in the minivan before the incident took place. She said she thought they looked suspicious because it wasn't cold enough for someone to be wearing a mask.