(KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau is investigating a report of a blade found in a candy bar that was reportedly received by a 10-year-old girl trick-or-treating in the Vancouver area.
Just after 11 p.m., officers responded to the report of an injured child at Randall Children's Hospital.
Police said the girl had bitten into a mini Hershey's candy bar and injured her tongue on a small blade that was in the candy.
The injury was said to be non-life-threatening, and the girl was treated and released.
According to police, the girl received the candy when her family went trick-or-treating in Vancouver in the immediate area of the 1900 block of Northeast 97th Street.
Investigators aren't sure how the razor blade got into the candy bar, but they're considering all possibilities, including a manufacturer error or someone purposely sneaking it in.
"I just can't imagine anyone in at least my tight knit community here that would ever do that," said Ray DeLorenzo.
DeLorenzo says he's lived in the area for years and was shocked to hear that the candy may have come from his neighborhood.
"There's good people in this neighborhood," DeLorenzo told FOX 12. "We got a lot of young families in here and a lot of us have older kids and stuff - it's just crazy."
Anyone who collected Halloween candy in the same immediate area should take extreme caution before eating any of the candy or consider discarding it.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 19-384577.
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