Health + Safety
Toddler Injured By Razor Blades Glued To Illinois Park Equipment
Police are inspecting 15 East Moline, Illinois parks after a toddler was injured from being cut by razor blades that were glued to playground equipment at a park.
The father of the 2-year-old made the call to police after his son suffered a minor cut to his finger at Millennium Park. The toddler was treated at home by his father.
“East Moline parks are safe,” said Lieutenant Brian Foltz of the East Moline Police Department. “It’s just a bad situation, bad instance where somebody, or maybe a group of kids, I don’t know who did this, but figured this would be a fun prank to do.”
Authorities in East Moline say they removed about a dozen razor blades found on the monkey bars, a slide and on the ground connected with a white, putty-like substance.
Police say they are investigating the incident and have also checked the rest of East Moline’s parks.
“We wanted to check out, just to make sure, and so far, we have not found anything else in any of the parks.”
No suspects have been placed in custody.
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