Authorities in East Moline say they found around a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment this afternoon at Millennium Park on Archer Drive in East Moline. Police say a two-year-old child was injured with a cut on his hand.
Officer said “I’ve seen a lot of things, but not razor blades glued to equipment at a park,” said Lieutenant Brian Foltz, who has been with the East Moline Police Department for almost 20 years. About a dozen razors were found on the monkey bars, a slide and on the ground, all connected with a putty-like substance. He says police responded to Millennium Park at around 12:45 PM.“East Moline parks are safe, but it’s just a bad situation, bad instance where somebody, or maybe a group of kids, I don’t know who did this, but figured this would be a fun prank to do,” he said. The boy’s father treated him at home, and went with police to the park, where they say they found and removed around a dozen razor blades glued onto park equipment with a white, putty-like substance. The evidence remains visible.