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Police urge parents to check candy after needle surfaces in Clinton

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Officers across the country are urging parents to check Halloween candy carefully. Officers across the country are urging parents to check Halloween candy carefully.
CLINTON, CT (WFSB) -

A child trick or treating in Clinton found a large needle stuffed in a "fun size" candy bar.

Police said it happened while the child was out in the Willow and Nod Lane areas.

The specific place is not known.

They said the child was not hurt.

Police also said that there have been no other reports.

Officers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Florida said they're also investigating incidents involving needles in candy.

Neighbors in Clinton told Eyewitness News that they're in disbelief.

"It's horrible," said Hillary Crane of Clinton. "You can't trust anyone these days. You can't even go trick or treating. These poor kids."

Though Halloween has passed, police continue to urge parents to carefully inspect all of the treats brought home from that night.

"When we were kids, you didn't eat the apples because they could put the needles in the apples," Crane said. "And now it's, you just gotta be really careful with anything."

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