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Razor Blades Found Glued To Playground Equipment

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Photo of razor blades glued to playground equipment in East Moline, Illinois (credit: CNN) Photo of razor blades glued to playground equipment in East Moline, Illinois (credit: CNN)
East Moline, IL - "I've seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park," says Lieutenant Brian Foltz, of the East Moline Police Department. He has been on the city's police force for 19 years.

Lt. Foltz says police responded to Millennium Park at around 12:45 p.m. A 2-year-old boy had been cut on his hand.

"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," says Lt. Foltz.

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.

"It's something I know I can look out for now, if ever I'm here," says parent Ty Langley.

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

"We just kind of think about them swinging on the swing set or, you know, climbing the monkey bars. You don't really think about razor blades," Langley says.

Police say they're investigating the incident. They went back to Millennium Park at around 5:00 p.m. Monday, 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," says Lt. Foltz

Police say there have been other vandalism-type incidents in East Moline recently, and are asking neighbors to keep an eye out for anything unusual at area parks.
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