Razor blades found on playground equipment at Millennium Park in East Moline, Illinois

A two-year-old boy was injured on Monday by razor blades, which had been stuck with a white, putty-like substance to several pieces of playground equipment at the park he was playing at.

A dozen blades were found on monkey bars, slides and other pieces of playground equipment at Millennium Park in East Moline, Illinois.

"I've seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park," Lt. Brian Foltz of the East Moline Police Department told NBC affiliate KWQC , whose report of the incident is below. 

"The seriousness of this is pretty evident," Capt. John Reynolds of the Moline Police Department told the Quad-City Times . "Any time you put razor blades on playground equipment where children play, it's very serious. The way they were put on there shows someone wanted to do harm to a child."

Moline's department of Parks and Recreation issued a statement Monday saying "If you ever see something unusual or unsafe at a playground or park, please report it!" Some parents told KWQC that they'll start inspecting playground equipment before letting their children play.

The boy suffered a minor laceration to his finger and was treated at home. His father was the person who alerted authorities. Police don't know how long the razor blades were there, and they have no suspects. The Quad-City Times reports that whoever did it faces felony charges of aggravated battery to a child and a possible prison sentence of 6 to 30 years if convicted.

 

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