Reported needle in girl's Halloween candy was false report

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- Police say a 13-year-old girl who reported a dangerous object in her Halloween candy made a false report.

The teen in Christiansburg, Virginia, reported that when she bit into the candy, which had been wrapped in Laffy Taffy packaging, she was struck by what appeared to be a needle.

Her parents called police on Tuesday night and they took the candy, packaging, and needle for analysis. Police also warned parents at the time to examine their children's candy.

After talking to the girl, Christiansburg police have determined that this was a false report.

The candy was not altered by a third party.

A separate report of a needle found in a mini Snickers bar in Mingo County, West Virginia, is still being investigated.