Razor blades found on playground equipment in Pennsylvania

Just over a week after a two-year-old was injured by razor blades affixed to playground equipment in East Moline, police said razor blades were found at a park near Philadelphia.

WTVD reported that on Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 maintenance personnel found razor blades duct-taped to playground equipment at Eaton Park in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. They were found before any children were harmed.

After the discovery, other nearby parks were checked and cleared. Officers will continue to keep an eye on area playgrounds.

On Monday, March 25 a two-year-old boy sliced his finger on a razor blade glued to the monkey bars at Millennium Park in East Moline.

Related: Parents of toddler cut by razor blades in park say culprit “sick” and “psychotic”

A warning was issued to Brookhaven residents in the area to be cautious of where kids in the community play.

“Parents are being warned to check the equipment due to the fact that some thoughtless criminal had duct taped some razor blades to the equipment that could have caused injury to children playing in the area,” said a spokesperson with the Brookhaven Fire Station. “Please warn your older unescorted children as well.”

Anyone with information about the East Moline incident is asked to contact Capt. Reynolds at (309) 752-1552 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-9500.


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