Child injured by blade in Halloween candy from Vancouver, police say

Child injured by blade in Halloween candy from Vancouver, police say

Photo from the Portland Police Department of the blade found inside the Hershey's bar that injured the 10-year-old girl. Police said the candy was acquired while trick-or-treating in Vancouver, Wash.

PORTLAND — A 10-year-old girl was injured by a blade inside of Halloween candy acquired while trick-or-treating in Vancouver, Washington, the Portland Police Department announced Friday.

The girl's family told police they trick-or-treated in the 1900 block of Northeast 97th Street in Vancouver.

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According to police, the girl bit into a mini Hershey’s candy bar and injured her tongue on a small blade in the candy.

The girl later went to Randall Children’s Hospital, but police said the injury is considered non-life-threatening.

“This is a highly unusual case and there is concern about other tainted candy existing or being ingested,” a spokesperson for the department wrote in a news release.

Police are now advising parents to carefully inspect all candy and notify the department if other tainted candy is found.

“If anyone collected candy in the same immediate area, they should take extreme caution prior to ingesting any items or consider discarding the candy,” police said.

Police said they are unclear exactly where the candy came from and have no suspect information.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the department’s nonemergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

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