Prince Frederick, MD – The Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack reported Tuesday, Dec. 1 that a report that needles had been placed in Halloween candy and distributed in a Prince Frederick subdivision was false.

Authorities reported that “through extensive investigation, Tfc. Matthews was able to obtain a confession from the complainant stating she had placed needles in the Halloween candy.  The case is being reviewed by the State’s Attorney’s Office. This clears any wrong doing by the residents of the Patuxent View neighborhood.”

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Police have not released the identity of the person who filed the false report.