No one was injured by the doctored candy, and police are narrowing down the area in which the pins were found

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Omak police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.

No one was injured, and police are narrowing down the area in which the pins were found.

One pin was found in a “nerds” candy box, which was turned in to the police. The tip of the pin was a round yellow piece of plastic, which looked similar to the candy. Another similar pin was found in a small Snickers candy bar.

“They were in the same area,” said Omak police Chief Jeff Koplin. “But Omak is not a very big city.”

Koplin said there was a “trunk or treat” event at a church on Wednesday night, and police inspected the remanding candy from that event Thursday, but found no other pins.

Omak, with a population of about 5,000, is about 139 miles northwest of Spokane.