SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco are investigating a possible kidnapping Friday afternoon that happened in the Noe Valley neighborhood near a middle school, according to authorities.

Shortly after 1 p.m., KPIX received confirmation from police that officers were inquiring about a possible kidnapping at the intersection of Noe Street and Clipper Street, the intersection at the southeast corner of James Lick Middle School.

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Police received the call about the possible kidnapping after a witness reportedly saw what was described as a “physical altercation” at that intersection next to the school.

Two police cars were seen parked at the school, but police were unable to offer any details as to what was being investigated. The school appeared to be operating without any concerns with children playing in the playground on school grounds.

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Shortly after 2 p.m., James Lick Middle School sent an email to parents regarding what they referred to as the “rumored incident.”

“We are aware there is a rumor circulating that an abduction occurred near James Lick Middle School today, the statement attributed to JLMS Principal Tim Reidy read. “This is based on one individual who called 911. We are investigating this rumor with the San Francisco Police Department. At this time there is no evidence that a James Lick student was abducted. If we learn something different, we will be sure to update you.”

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KPIX is monitoring the situation and will report any new developments.