November 16, 2017 6:57 pm

Pin found in child’s Halloween candy in Toronto: police

Several cases of candy tampering have been reported in southern Ontario this year.

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Toronto police say no one was injured after a pin was found in a child’s Halloween treat this week.

The metal was found on Wednesday embedded in a piece of red Twizzlers licorice, police say. The candy was not eaten and the discovery was reported to police.

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The family had been trick-or-treating in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road.

Toronto police say the investigation is ongoing, and they’re asking the public to report any possible candy tampering.

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The case is one of more than half a dozen reported to police in southern Ontario this Halloween, with incidents in Hamilton, London, Barrie, Chatham, Windsor and Waterloo.

An 11-year-old from the Cambridge area had to undergo surgery earlier this month after consuming a Reese Peanut Butter Cup that contained a metal object.

— With a file from the Canadian Press

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