UPDATE: Deputies continue to check out report of possible carjacking in Valencia

SIGNAL FILE PHOTO: A deputy patrols in the Santa Clarita Valley. Lorena Mejia / The Signal.

Local sheriff’s deputies who responded Friday morning to reports of what appeared to be a carjacking or kidnapping were still trying to figure out what happened by day’s end.

“They’re not sure what they have and they were talking about it possibly being a road rage incident,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said late Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 11 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area of McBean Parkway, near Valencia Boulevard, after officials at Fire Station No. 126 reported a suspicious incident.

“We are investigating a possible carjacking or kidnapping,” Sgt. Joel Nebel said.

“Fire (official) was the informant,” he said.

A person was allegedly seen getting into the back of a car with a driver already seated in the driver seat.

The car was described as a black Hyundai and was last seen westbound on Valencia Boulevard, Nebel said.

“Detectives are hoping someone in the area at the time will contact them with more information,” Miller said.

Although they suspect something happened to prompt a call from fire officials, they are leaning away from carjacking and kidnapping since no one has called concerned about someone missing, she said.

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