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October 31, 2013
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Pa. police investigate razor blade found in Halloween candy

A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy found the blade in a bag of M&Ms

By Russell Goldman
ABC News

SCOTTDALE, Pa. — A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy says he found a razor blade in a package of M&M’s while trick-or-treating over the weekend, prompting investigations by local police and the candy’s manufacturer.

Matthew Hernley said he found a one-inch blade in a fun-size package of M&M’s on Sunday, during his town’s sanctioned period of trick-or-treating in Scottdale, Pa.

Scottdale Police said they were investigating, but as the boy indicated, it would be difficult to determine from which house the candy was received.

“The package did not appear to be tampered with and we think this is probably is a manufacturing issue,” a Scottdale Police officer, who was not authorized to speak to media, told

Full Story: Boy Reports Finding Razor Blade in Halloween Candy

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