Razor blades glued to playground equipment injures toddler

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East Moline, Ill. playground where toddler was hurt by razor blades glued to playground equipment. Screen shot via WGN news.

East Moline, Ill. playground where toddler was hurt by razor blades glued to playground equipment. Screen shot via WGN news.

A 2-year-old boy in East Moline, Illinois, sustained a cut on his finger after he put his hand on a razor blade that was glued to the monkey bars of a playground.

The incident happened Monday afternoon according to the Chicago Tribune.

East Moline police say they found a dozen razor blades glued to the playground equipment. The toddler’s father contacted police after his son suffered a laceration on ┬áhis hand while playing on the equipment. Police say they found upwards of a dozen razor blades glued on the playground equipment. Police inspected other local playgrounds but determined that they were razor blade free and safe.

Police say there have been other reports of vandalism at other East Moline parks, but that the parks are generally safe. Although police have yet to identify any suspects, Lt. Brian Foltz believes that it may be the act of teenage pranksters. “Maybe a group of kids,” he told KWQC.

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The toddler who was cut was treated at home by his father. He did not sustain any serious injuries.

Police are calling upon the public to report any suspicious activity at any East Moline city parks and asking the public to call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 with any tips that might lead to a suspect or suspects.

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