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Sewing Needle Found in Halloween Candy in Md.

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UPDATE: Police say the teenager who reported finding a sewing needle in candy he got while trick-or-treating has admitted his claim was a hoax.

ORIGINAL STORY: Salisbury Police say a sewing needle was found in a teenager's trick-or-treat candy.

Police say the family called officers Sunday evening after a 15-year-old found the needle lodges inside one piece of a Twizzlers. The youth told his parents, who called police. No one was injured.

Officers say the outside of the package showed no signs of tampering.

Authorities say the family went trick-or-treating on Saturday.

Police and the FBI are investigating the incident. Officers urged parents to check children's candy before it is eaten.

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