Police urging parents to check Halloween candy after reports of sewing needles, razor blades found in candy bars
The Ottawa Police Service is urging parents to inspect all Halloween candy their children hauled in Monday night after a report of sewing needles were found inside of some candy.
Police were investigating a report Tuesday morning that chocolate bars collected from a home in the Meadowbrook area of Ottawa Monday night contained sewing needles.
Police were asking for parents to carefully inspect all of their children’s Halloween candy, even if the wrapper doesn’t appear to be tampered with, before allowing children to eat it.
Just before noon, Ottawa Police said upon further investigation, no candy tampering was found.
“The Ottawa Police Service East District Investigations Unit has confirmed that the complaint has been deemed unfounded,” the police force said in a press release. “As such there was no tampering by a stranger.”
The police force is reminding parents to be vigilant when inspecting their children’s candy and to keep the candy and wrappers if anything suspicious is found.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service East Division Criminal Investigative Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3566.
Meanwhile, police just outside of Toronto are investigating after a mini rum bottle “containing a clear fluid” was found in a 12-year-old girl’s bag on Halloween night.
Halton Regional Police said in a statement the seal on the bottle had been compromised and was leaking slightly when the bottle was handed over to police.
Police have yet to determine if the liquid was indeed alcohol.
And in Halifax, police are investigating after a razor blade was reportedly found in a candy bar that a 12-year-old boy had collected while trick-or-treating.
The Canadian Press reports the boy was going through this loot bag when he cut his finger on a blade that was embedded in a candy bar.
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