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Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt

Associated Press

PORTLAND – Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the bottle was hidden in bushes at the playground that’s across from a church.

Geoffrey and Molly Halsey brought their two children to the playground to join other kids. A boy returned to the adults holding the bottle.

Molly Halsey recalls the boy saying, “Look what I found.”

She says the parents – several of whom are nurses – were horrified by the discovery, but grateful the needles were at least in a container and didn’t prick someone.

One parent posted a photo on Facebook, along with the comment: “Welcome to the big city.”

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