Police: Albuquerque girl bit into candy bar with needle

November 1, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are encouraging parents to check their children’s Halloween candy after a girl says she bit into a chocolate bar with a sewing needle in it.

Police say the 12-year-old was trick-or-treating at a park Wednesday in northeast Albuquerque. Police noted that the girl’s mother said a person in a vehicle was handing out candy there, though it wasn’t known if the candy bar with the needle came from that person.

The girl’s mother told officers other motorists were giving candy to children at the park too.

The girl felt a prick from the needle in her mouth after taking a bite at home.

She was taken to a hospital, where she had lab work done. Police say the candy bar’s wrapper is being tested for DNA evidence.