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11-year-old girl was not intentionally followed by man in Brooklyn: NYPD

Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 11:34:15-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Police on Wednesday said they are no longer searching for a man suspected of stalking an 11-year-old girl in Brooklyn

The girl was walking home from school, down South Ninth Street in Williamsburg, when she thought she was being followed by a man for about five blocks, police said.

The man was later located, according to police, who said he had autism and was not intentionally following the girl.

Clarification: This report initially included images of the man, which were provided by police. The picture and video have since been deleted.