LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Police say they are not filing charges following an investigation into a report of an attempted child abduction at a Lynchburg shopping center Wednesday afternoon.

The Lynchburg Police Department says word came in just before 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 about a 10-year-old girl who had been approached at the Plaza Shopping Center on Memorial Avenue by a suspicious man around 4:30 p.m. that day.

According to authorities, initial statements said the man was driving a white SUV and had asked the child to get into his vehicle, but when she refused, he drove away.

Stories about this incident also spread throughout the community over social media, officials say.

Then, on Thursday, May 12, the department says detectives found the man in question at the Plaza Shopping Center, questioned him, and determined he was suffering from declining health conditions and needed immediate medical care, so he was brought to Lynchburg General Hospital.

As of Friday, May 13, police tell WFXR News that recent developments in the case revealed the encounter between the man and the girl was not criminal in nature.

Based on this new information, updated witness statements, and discussion with the Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, authorities say no charges will be filed.

“The LPD appreciates the community’s prudent response to incidents of this nature,” the Lynchburg Police Department said in a statement Friday afternoon. “As always, timely reporting of any suspicious and/or criminal activities are encouraged.”

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Detective Hall at 434-455-6155 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.