Fort Bliss Kidnapping Attempt a Hoax
“Yesterday reports surfaced on social media regarding an alleged attempt at kidnapping alleged to have occurred on Fort Bliss on April 10th. As more facts came in yesterday, it became evident that a kidnapping attempt likely did not take place. The Military police, Criminal Investigations Division, and El Paso Police Department, remain vigilant, however, at this time we do not believe that an actual kidnapping attempt took place.
The conjecture, rumors, and hyperbole surrounding this attempt have heightened emotions in a manner that is unhelpful to a communal understanding of this event in particular and safety on Fort Bliss in general. We ask that the community allow the Criminal Investigation Division do its job in fully investigating this incident.”
– Major Joe Buccino, Fort Bliss Spokesman
“As of 10 am on April 12th, the incident initially reported as a kidnapping attempt on Fort Bliss on the evening of 10 April appears to be a hoax. The Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate, however, the report appears to have been entirely fabricated.” – Major Joe Buccino, Fort Bliss Spokesman