In a Facebook post that has since been taken down, the Hinds County Sheriff’s office warned people on the lookout for three men in a black van with tinted windows.

Sheriff Victor Mason posted a message at 10:30 p.m. on social media. On Thursday,  Nov. 7, in Jackson’s Virden Addition neighborhood, three men wearing masks tried to kidnap two young women.

Mason advised people if they saw anything unusual to be alert and contact law enforcement.

The Facebook post was removed by the sheriff before 10 a.m. Friday after being shared thousands of times.

TheBL is working to find out why the post was taken down.

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