BARNSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — Police departments across New Hampshire are warning people to watch out for used syringes revealed by melting snow.

WMUR-TV reports a pile of syringes was found Thursday on the side of the road in Barnstead, and officers in Franklin found a syringe in their parking lot.

Authorities say joggers, dog-walkers and general passerby should be aware.

The public is instructed not to touch the syringes and instead call police.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com