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Police: Kids in Hamilton, Steuben counties report metal in Halloween candy

Posted at 2:27 AM, Nov 03, 2016

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. -- A Hamilton County teen is being treated for possible injuries after police said she found metal in a piece of Halloween candy.

The 13-year-old got the mini 3 Musketeers candy bar while trick-or-treating on Monday in the Orchard Park neighborhood. Police say she was somewhere near 106th Street and Westfield Boulevard. 

Investigators with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said the metal piece was part of a small blade. The child was taken to the hospital to be treated for possible injuries after she bit into the piece of candy and found the metal.

Police say they believe this is an isolated incident, but they are encouraging parents to check Halloween candy before allowing their children to eat it. 

Anyone with information this or any other incident involving suspicious looking candy should call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at (317) 773-1282.

A Fremont firefighter also claims to have found several pieces of metal including tacks in his 2-year-old's candy. The family was trick-or-treating in Coldwater, Michigan on Monday evening when the candy was collected.