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Brainerd police ask parents to check kids' Halloween candy after needle found

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Police in Brainerd are asking parents to check their children's Halloween candy after a needle was found in a child's treat.

The person who found the needle had gone trick-or-treating in northeast Brainerd and north Brainerd near the hospital, the police department wrote on Facebook.

Police say they are putting out what was reported to them, noting they'd rather err on the side of caution.

Officials are asking anyone who finds that their child's candy has been tampered to report it to police.

People in other communities in Minnesota have posted to Facebook claiming to have found suspicious things in their children's candy, including in Minneapolis. However, Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder told BringMeTheNews that he hasn't seen any reports "that would support that in any fashion."

News stations in Pennsylvania have also

" target="_blank">reported needles being found in candy there, while officials in Massachusetts said cough syrup samples were left out for trick-or-treaters, the Boston Herald reports. In another Massachusetts town, officials said a girl who reported finding a metallic object in her candy fabricated the incident, police posted on Facebook.

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