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Razor blades discovered at Chula Vista park

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) – The discovery of almost two dozen razor blades in the grass at Harvest Park in Chula Vista prompted city representatives to shut it down and search other area parks for similar hazards.

A man whose two sons were running football drills in the park on East Palomar Street found a dozen of the blades, some with their blades facing up, in the grass Wednesday afternoon, Chula Vista police said. Some of the blades had been broken into pieces, which was consistent with being run over with a lawnmower that morning.

They closed off the field during the investigation. Then Thursday, another dozen broken blades were embedded in the grass and Friday police officers said they found more razor blades. 

The walking path along the perimeter of the park is still open, which is where CBS News 8 talked with a couple walking their dogs.

"You always hear about this kind of stuff around Halloween with razors and apples, but they've been proven myths but this obviously is not. It's pretty intense," said Chula Vista resident, George Aleman.

Park personnel were continued to search Harvest Park and expanded the effort to include other parks in the city, although police said the incident appeared to have been isolated.

"The reporting party says they believe the blades appear to have been intentionally pushed into the grass, and they are utility and fit into box cutters,” said Captain Lon Turner with the Chula Vista Police.

The Crimes of Violence Unit says this is a felony with charges ranging from child endangerment, setting up a “booby trap” to possession of a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.

As of this report, no injuries have been reported. 

Anyone with additional information was asked to call police at (619) 691-5202 or (619) 691-5151. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (619) 422-8477 or via the Chula Vista Police Department's website.


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