Police: Man who approached 9-year-old on Franklin trail did not pose threat

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Franklin police have spoken with the man who approached a child on the Fieldstone Farms Trail Wednesday and determined he does not pose a threat, the department said Thursday.

Police had announced they would step up patrols after a nine-year-old reported being approached by the stranger who started speaking with him on the trail. The child said he alerted his parents, who quickly informed officers.

Someone in the area spotted the man Thursday and called dispatch. When police arrived and spoke with the man, they said they determined he did not pose a threat.

Neighbors explained the man was known to walk in the area frequently over the years, according to police.

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