BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Bridgeport Police Department is alerting residents of post that has been circulating social media and causing widespread concern in the community.

According to a news release that the department issued Monday, the post refers to an individual speaking to law enforcement officials regarding human trafficking of children from the ages of 4 and up. In the post, the individual is told that the situation is out of control, and that parents should not allow their children to visit the mall or theater alone.

“We have no knowledge of what this individual is speaking of and it may have been posted to cause fear within the community,” the release said. “We want to assure our residence if this were true we would take immediate action to protect our community from danger including any media release to inform our citizens of information.”

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