Investigation into Halloween candy with ‘needle-type’ and sharp objects

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP/CNN) — Authorities in Pennsylvania and Minnesota are investigating reports of needle-like objects found in Halloween candy while police in Massachusetts say someone left out samples of cough syrup for trick-or-treaters.


Police in the Philadelphia suburb of Kennett Square said a “needle-type item” was reported inside wrapped candy bars given to five children Saturday.

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Investigators said Sunday the candy and packaging containing the objects have been submitted for examination. They urged parents to check all candy their children were given and any leftover candy bought to give to trick-or-treaters.

Police in central Minnesota also were investigating after a woman reported finding a needle in her child’s candy on Halloween. The woman in Brainerd said she found the needle in a small candy bar while inspecting the candy in her child’s bag.

In North Reading, Massachusetts, near Boston, police said they received reports of a home there leaving out samples of Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Mucus cough syrup on Saturday.

Police in Reynoldsburg Ohio have confirmed a disposable razor blade was found inside a candy bar collected during trick-or-treating on Thursday. Police say girl’s story of finding disposable razor blade in Halloween candy is credible

Police in Auburn, a suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts, posted a notice on Facebook about a report of a metallic object found under the wrapper of a candy bar, but later said the report was a hoax.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

— CNN contributed to this report

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