Investigation into reports of sewing needles in Pennsylvania Halloween candy

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Police in Kennett Square, Chester County are investigating reports of tampered Halloween candy.

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

Police received the 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 are 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.

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.

No other reports of tampered candy have been received.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kennett Square Police Department at 610-268-3171 or 610-444-0501. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can contact police at 610-444-5580.

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