UPDATE | The Aiken Department of Public Safety has released an update stating that no crime occurred, and that the incident was an individual having a medical emergency being assisted by family members.

“This information has been confirmed through a collaborative effort between the Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office”

Original article below:

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported kidnapping.

On Wednesday, ADPS officers responded to the Kalmia Plaza shopping center in reference to a kidnapping.

If you have any information on this case, please contact investigators at 803-642-7620

Or submit an anonymous tip at www.cityofaikensc.gov/offices/public-safety/crime-tip/