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Police: Long Island girl finds needle in Halloween candy

November 9, 2017

In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo provided by the Suffolk County Police Department in Yaphank, N.Y., a two inch long sewing needle is displayed next to the piece of candy that contained it. Police on New York's Long Island say a six-year-old girl found the needle inside a candy bar she got while trick-or-treating on Halloween in North Lindenhurst, N.Y. Police say the girl from North Lindenhurst discovered the needle when she bit into a TWIX Fun Size Caramel Cookie Bar on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (Suffolk County Police Department via AP)

NORTH LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a six-year-old girl found a 2-inch long sewing needle inside a candy bar she got while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Police say the girl from North Lindenhurst discovered the needle when she bit into a TWIX Fun Size Caramel Cookie Bar on Wednesday. The girl was not injured.

The candy, wrappers and another unopened candy bar have been sent to the Suffolk County Crime Lab to be examined.

Police say they believe the girl got the tainted candy somewhere on North Hamilton Avenue, Spiegelhagen Street, North Greene Avenue, North Erie Avenue and North Delaware Avenue in North Lindenhurst.

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