Police urge parents to check candy after razor blade found in bag

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Okotoks RCMP remind people to check their children’s Halloween candy after a parent discovered a razor blade mixed in with candy in their child’s trick-or-treat bag.

Police say the blade was discovered after the child dumped out his candy into a bowl.

Cpl. Cory Forsyth said the blade was loose in the trick-or-treat bag and was not embedded or enclosed in any candy. The complaint originated in the Cimarron Grove area, he said.

Forsyth said its not known if it was deliberate or if the blade ended up accidentally mixed in with candy while opening a box.

“We just want everybody to be aware just in case,” he said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Forsyth said parents should always check their children’s candy for foreign objects and anything that is open or not properly sealed should be thrown out.

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