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Fairbanks police say check your candy: Two unverified reports of needles in Snickers Bars

A witness said she found a needle in her child's Snickers Bar after trick or treating in the...
A witness said she found a needle in her child's Snickers Bar after trick or treating in the Riverview area of Fairbanks.(M.J.)
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 7:32 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -Two people have reported finding needles in their children’s candy from trick-or-treating over the Halloween weekend.

The Communications Director for the City of Fairbanks, Teal Sodden, said the two reports are currently unverified because when the officer on the case went to follow up with the parents, they were not home. Sodden said they would be following up with the parents again.

Sodden also noted that this is not a common occurrence in Fairbanks, but recommends parents check their child’s candy after trick-or-treating.

“Police here and nationwide have for years encouraged parents to be diligent and look out for tampered candy,” Sodden wrote in an email.

The two people who reported finding needles said they trick-or-treated in the area commonly known as the Riverview, which encompasses the Taku, Westgate, Hilton Park, and Sunset Subdivisions.

Both reported finding a needle in the snack-size version of a Snickers Bar.

If you find any candy that looks like it may be tampered with or has a needle in it, please contact the Fairbanks Police Department at (907) 450-6500.

We will be following this story as it develops.

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