Police: 3-year-old poked by needle at Port Angeles playground

Police: 3-year-old poked by needle at Port Angeles playground

The Port Angeles Police Department is warning parents after a 3-year-old was accidentally poked by a discarded syringe at playground over the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday at the Dream Playground.

Police are reminding parents to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

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Officers have been asked make safety sweeps at playgrounds, parks and school grounds in the mornings.

Police listed tips for anyone who gets pricked by a needle:

  • Try to stay calm.
  • Allow the wound to bleed freely, wash it with soap and water then lightly cover it.
  • After initial first aid, go directly to the emergency room. Don't wait -- getting the right treatment is time-sensitive.
  • Once at the ER, you can notify law enforcement about the incident and inform them where the poke occurred and where the syringe is located.

Anyone who finds a syringe can call police at 360-452-4545.

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