Portsmouth Police are investigating an incident with tainted Halloween candy after being notified Thursday that a Portsmouth child had received a piece of Halloween candy that contained a sewing needle inside the candy bar. The candy was a .55 oz Air Heads bar which contained a sewing needle approximately 2 inches in length.

The child had gone trick or treating on several streets in Portsmouth and also attended a trick or treating event in town. Out of an abundance of caution they are encouraging all parents to thoroughly double check all their remaining candy that their children received. The source of the candy remains under investigation.