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Razor blades found taped to playground equipment in Pa. park

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. - Police are warning Brookhaven parents to check playground equipment before letting their kids play after duct-taped razor blades were found by a borough maintenance manager Tuesday at a town park, reports CBS Philly.

Jim DeProphetis, President of the Town Watch in Brookhaven, a town just 15 miles outside of Philadelphia, was baffled by the discovery at Eaton Park. "The person or people involved would have to be sick. I mean, little kids play here. There's no call for it," he told the station.

CBS Philly reports that no one was injured.

"I understand it's April Fool's Day but this is not a joke," Bob Kilman, who lives nearby the park, said. "It's not funny."

Authorities have not released many details about the case. A safety alert posted to the Brookhaven Police Facebook page reads in part: "All the parks have been checked as of 4/1/2014 and are clear. This is an active investigation, and parks will be checked by both patrol officers as well as plain clothes officers on every shift."

Police believe the crime was an isolated incident, according to CBS Philly. DeProphetis said that additional town watch patrols will also be checking parks.

The incident recalls a similar case last week in East Moline, Ill., where authorities were contacted after a 2-year-old boy sliced his finger on a razor blade that had been glued to playground equipment in the city's Millennium Park. An arrest has yet to be made in that case.

Those with information about this case are encouraged to call Brookhaven Police at 610-876-6142.

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