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Pennsylvania parent takes bite into trick-or-treat candy, finds sewing needle: police

An observant parent in Pennsylvania made a disturbing discovery after taking a bite from their child’s Halloween candy, alerting police to a sewing needle planted inside the sugary treat.

According to the Silver Spring Township Police Department, 7:03 p.m. Tuesday — Halloween — officers were dispatched to the first block of Pine Hill Avenue for needles found in candy distributed during the night’s festivities. 

Authorities found needles in three pieces of candy in Cumberland County

One needle was found after a parent bit into a piece candy after they picked it up off the ground, police say. They were not injured, police said.

 

Authorities asked anyone with information about who may be involved with the tampered candy to call Silver Spring Township Police Department at 717-697-0607.

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