November 1, 2016 10:18 am
Updated: November 1, 2016 3:26 pm

Halifax boy cut by razor blade in Halloween candy, police investigating

A sharp metal object is seen stuck inside this Kit Kat bar, found in a Halifax boy's bag of candy.

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Halifax police have opened an investigation in a case where a razor blade was reportedly found in a candy bar in a boy’s treat bag.

Police say the 12-year-old was trick or treating Monday at about 150 different residences in the Spryfield area of the city.

Investigators say the boy was going through his Halloween candy when he cut his finger on the blade, which was stuck in the bar.

Police say the boy went through several streets seeking candies, and cannot say conclusively where the blade came from at this point.

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Const. Dianne Woodworth, a spokeswoman for the police, said the sharp object was sticking out of the bar when the boy cut his finger.

She says such cases are very difficult to investigate and past cases have had to be dropped due to a lack of forensic or other evidence.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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