Crime

CU-Boulder armed kidnapping report -- but did it (and other campus crimes) really happen?

Late last night, the CU-Boulder Police Department announced that it was investigating a possible armed kidnapping. But this morning, a CUPD spokesman tells us there have been no missing persons reported at the school, or in the City and County of Boulder.

Did it really happen? That's unknown at this point. But a number of possible offenses said to have taken place on campus during the past couple of months either turned out not to be crimes or remain unsubstantiated. Details below.

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