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Razor blades glued to park playground equipment injures 2-year-old

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Razor blades glued to playground equipment with a putty substance... KWQC-TV photos Razor blades glued to playground equipment with a putty substance... KWQC-TV photos
EAST MOLINE, IL -
Authorities in East Moline say they found around a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment Monday afternoon at Millennium Park on Archer Drive in East Moline.

Police say a two-year-old child was injured with a cut on his hand.

"I've seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park," said Lieutenant Brian Foltz, who has been with the East Moline Police Department for almost 20 years.

He says police responded to Millennium Park at around 12:45 PM.

"East Moline parks are safe, but 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," he said.   

The boy's father treated him at home, and went with police to the park, where they say they found and removed around a dozen razor blades glued onto park equipment with a white, putty-like substance. The evidence remains visible.

Parents say they're surprised to see this kind of vandalism.

"It's something I can look out for now, if ever I'm here," Ty Langley said. "We just kind of think about them swinging on the swing set or, you know, climbing the monkey bars. Don't really think about razor blades."

Police say they're investigating the incident. They went back to Millennium Park at around 5 PM, double-checking the scene. They say they also looked at 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."

Police say there have been other vandalism-type incidents recently, and are asking neighbors to keep an eye out for anything unusual at area parks. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

UPDATE

We're generating more information about the razor blades that were found in an East Moline park.

About a dozen razors were found on the monkey bars, a slide and on the ground, all connected with a putty-like substance.

The kid was taken home and parents treated their cuts. There are no suspects right now. There have been vandalism incidents at the park in the past year but nothing like this. We'll continue to update as the story developed.

Original

A 2-year-old child was injured at Millennium Park in East Moline as several razor blades were glued to playground equipment.

Police responded to 5101 Archer Drive at 12:45 p.m. Officers collected the razor blades and other evidence. 

This case is actively being investigated by the East Moline Police Department.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Captain Reynolds at (309) 752-1552 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500.

-- Info from KWQC-TV

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