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Razor Blades Found In Grass At Chula Vista's Harvest Park

Chula Vista Parks & Recreation Department employees search for razor blades in Harvest Park, July 24, 2015.
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Chula Vista Parks & Recreation Department employees search for razor blades in Harvest Park, July 24, 2015.

The discovery of almost two dozen razor blades in the grass at Harvest Park in Chula Vista prompted authorities to shut it down and search other area parks for similar hazards, police said Friday.

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 ran over with a lawnmower that morning.

Responding officers searched a 100-foot radius area in the park, which is surrounded by a residential community, and found eight more blades intact and two more that had been broken up. Park employees closed the park and used magnets and metal detectors to find more than a dozen additional shards, authorities said.

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. No injuries have been reported.

Police said whoever was responsible for placing the razor blades in Harvest Park could face charges of child endangerment, setting up a "booby trap," possession of a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon should someone get hurt.

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.