Officials in Clarksville said an incident they initially believed could be suspicious activity has turned out to be a misunderstanding.
Authorities recently released information saying a man had allegedly tried to get a child in his vehicle at Market Street and East Street just before 9 a.m. Thursday.
The man, who was driving a Hummer H2, contacted police to inform them of what took place.
He told detectives he was headed to his mother’s home in that area when the incident occurred.
According to the man, he was at the intersection when he motioned for cars to move, not realizing they were waiting for the school bus to arrive.
That’s when the seven-year-old began running down Market Street after believing the man was motioning for him.
The man stated his path of travel to his mother’s house was the same direction in which the child was running. He said he was not trying to follow the child.
Authorities said this information was passed along to the child’s family.
According to the child’s family, he was told by police he did exactly what he was supposed to do, and they added if he ever feels the same way in the future, he should act in the same way.