Sewing needles reportedly found in Philadelphia-area Halloween candy: police

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-01 13:19:13-05

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

According to their Facebook post, police received reports of the needle-type item being found inside five wrapped Twix bars given to four different children on Halloween in the Stenning Hills area of the borough.

The man reporting the incident said he saw a Facebook post from an unknown source describing their Snickers candy had needles in it, WPVI reports.

He then checked his children's candy and reportedly discovered the needles in the candy.

The investigation is ongoing.

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

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.