Needles reportedly found in Pennsylvania Halloween candy

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Police in Pennsylvania are investigating reports of sewing needles found inside the Halloween candy of multiple children.

They received the initial report at midnight Sunday.

A man told police sewing type needles were found inside five wrapped Twix candy bars given to four different children from different households as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

The children had been going door to door in the Stenning Hills area of the Borough which roughly borders South Union Street and West South Street.

Police say the man reporting the incident said he saw a Facebook post from an unknown source describing their Snickers candy had needles in it.

This post lead him to check his children's candy and discovered the sewing type needles in the Twix snack size candy.

Around noon Sunday, police say a 12-year-old boy turned in a Snickers bar with a similar sewing type needle.

He told police he had been trick-or-treating in the same area as the other children.

At this point, police say it is not known whether the source of the tampered candy was the person giving it out or if it happened in a store or other level of distribution.

The Kennett Square Police Department urges parents to be vigilant and to check all candy before their kids eat it.
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