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Toronto police say a purported attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl this week was a hoax. Police had first said the girl was walking back to Balmy Beach Community School in the Beaches Tuesday when a man in a black ski mask, driving a minivan attempted to pull her into the vehicle. The girl bit the man's hand and he drove off, they said.

Yesterday, police concluded the girl made up the story, Detective Debra Houston said in a release.