November 6, 2016 9:08 am

Needle found in Halloween candy bar: Halifax police

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


Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a family called police to report a needle was discovered in a Halloween chocolate bar.

The victim says he unwrapped a candy bar from his grandson’s treat bag on Saturday and began to chew it when he felt a sharp pain. When the man removed the bar from his mouth he discovered a small needle with a yellow plastic ball on the end of it.

Police say the child had been trick-or-treating in the area of Waynewood Drive, Brompton Road and the Bonnie Brae Trailer Park in Dartmouth.

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This is the third incident of alleged candy tampering in the Halifax area since Halloween.

On Nov. 1, police opened an investigation after a 12-year-old boy cut his finger on a razor blade that was stuck inside a candy bar. In that instance, the youth was trick-or-treating at about 150 different homes in Spryfield.

The same day, a 13-year-old girl in Dartmouth also reported finding a razor blade stuck inside a chocolate bar.

Police say they continue to investigate all three cases of alleged candy tampering. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.


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