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Salisbury Police: Sewing Needle Found in Candy; All a Hoax

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Needle and Candy (Photo: Salisbury Police) Needle and Candy (Photo: Salisbury Police)

SALISBURY, Md. - An incident in Salisbury after Halloween, left parents frantically checking their children's candy after a report that a sewing needle was found in a Twizzler. It turns out, it was all a hoax.

Salisbury Police said Monday that a 15-year-old boy claimed he was attempting to eat the candy he got while trick-or-treating over the weekend, when he found a sewing needle lodged inside a single piece of a Twizzler candy. Police say the boy alerted his parents who in turn contacted the police department, who then launched an investigation.

On Thursday, Salisbury Police said the boy recanted his original statement and said the incident was just a prank, one that he never thought would extend past his family. Police said the boy told them he had no intent to create public fear.

The case will be forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services for review, according to police.

Also Thursday, WBOC confirmed that police in Delmar, Maryland are investigating a similar incident in their area. Chief Ivan Barkley said the received a report Monday night from a concerned parent that a 9-year-old boy had found, what the police report described as, "a piece of metal" in a piece of Twizzler twist candy. WBOC brought the Salisbury incident to the Chief's attention, who said they are continuing to investigate. The chief added that the Delmar incident seemed to be an isolated incident.

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