UPDATE: Stranger danger situation in Tucson over after man comes forward

UPDATE: Stranger danger situation in Tucson over after man comes forward
(Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A strange danger situation in Tucson is over after the man at the center of the incident came forward, city police said.

Sgt. Kim Bay, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said the man turned out to be a Sunnyside Unified School District employee and was worried about the student's welfare.

Bay said the man contacted authorities after seeing the report in the media.

The man's story matched up, he was cleared and the situation is considered over, according to Bay.

The incident began Thursday afternoon when the man approached a female student near Desert View High School.

The girl said she was walking near the Interstate 10 underpass at the Valencia Road when a man in a white truck approached and offered her a ride.

The girl declined and walked to a nearby gas station.

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