Razor blades found glued onto Illinois playground equipment

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EAST MOLINE, IL – Some playgrounds can be rough territory, you know with bullies and all. But it wasn’t bullies kids had to worry about at a playground in Illinois. They had to worry about razor blades.

“I’ve seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park,” said Lt. Brian Foltz, East Moline Police Department.

Police found nearly a dozen blades all throughout the park pasted onto equipment with a white, putty-like substance. The discovery was made after a 2-year-old cut his hand. The boy’s OK, but his dad called police and told them what he saw. Naturally, other parents are worried too.

The blades have been removed and police are checking other parks just to be safe.

For now, the blade bandits remain on the loose.


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