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Airdrie RCMP dispels Facebook rumour about razor blades on playground

Airdrie RCMP has dispelled a rumour that spread on social media about razor blades being found on a Midtown playground.

Airdrie RCMP has dispelled a rumour that spread on social media about razor blades being found on a Midtown playground.

According to a press release from the detachment, RCMP officers were made aware of a Facebook post on April 3 that stated a playground in Airdrie was tampered with and a child was injured. The detachment stated a police report had not been filed with Airdrie RCMP at that time.

RCMP later confirmed that a child was injured at a playground in the Midtown neighbourhood on April 2. However, their statement claimed there was no indication the injury was a result of razor blades or any tampering with playground equipment.

“Officers inspected numerous playgrounds and nothing dangerous was noted,” RCMP said.

After the rumour circulated, the City of Airdrie conducted full inspections of all playgrounds in Midtown and area, according to RCMP.

“Even though the post going around social media appears to be unfounded, City of Airdrie parks staff are currently checking playgrounds in and around Midtown to ensure they are safe,” the City stated on its Facebook page on April 3.