Razor Blade Found in Halloween Candy in Montgomery County

It was reportedly wrapped in a candy bar.

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Stories of poisoned candy and caramel apples stuffed with razor blades have mostly been debunked as Halloween myths, but police in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, say they are investigating a razor blade found wrapped in a candy bar package during Halloween trick-or-treating on Friday.

Towamencin Township haven’t disclosed many details of the incident, other than that the report came from near the intersection of Woodlawn Drive and Walnut Lane. On Saturday afternoon, a representative of the department confirmed that the investigation is ongoing. The child in question is reportedly a 13-year-old boy.

There were no injuries, but naturally police are advising parents to check all candy carefully. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 215-368-7606.

Police in North Carolina are also investigating a claim of a razor blade found partially embedded in a candy bar.

UPDATE: The Inquirer spoke with the mother of the 13-year-old boy who found the razor blade.