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People across the QCA arestill reacting to Monday's discovery of razor blades at a children's playgroundin East Moline.    

On Monday afternoon, EastMoline Police said a two-year-old boy cut his hand while playing on theplayground at Millennium Park in East Moline. Police then responded to the parkand found about a dozen razor blades attached to equipment at the playground.

The boy was treated at hishome and now police are investigating the situation. 

East Moline Police saidofficers checked all the city's parks, but did not find any other issues.

The incident caused MolineParks and Recreation to respond. In a Facebook statement late Monday night, thedepartment said: "We are very sad that this happened. Police have beenchecking the Moline playgrounds this evening as they can and our staff will berechecking all playgrounds in the morning. If you ever see something unusual orunsafe at a playground or park, please report it!"

Hundreds of people alsoshared their thoughts and concerns over the incident with TV6. The storygenerated more than 500 comments on the KWQC Facebook page. Many people usedthe words sad and sick to describe what happened.

Some parents on Facebook alsotold us they may now start inspecting all playground equipment before lettingtheir children use it.

In a Facebook post, ViewerJennifer F. said in part, "Can't even take your kids to a park anymorewithout inspecting every piece of equipment!!! Sad!!"

But police reassure peoplethe parks are safe. However, police in East Moline did say there was anothervandalism-type incident at another nearby park recently.

Officers are asking peopleto keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and report anything of concernto the police or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500.

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