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article imageRazor blades found in Canadian public pool

By Leigh Goessl     Aug 21, 2012 in Crime
Regina - Police are investigating after staff found several razor blades in a public swimming pool located in a Canadian city. The blades were found embedded both in the side and at the bottom of the pool.
According to CBC News (courtesy Huffington Post), City of Regina staff found the razor blades in the Dewdney Pool on Sunday.
The blades were found when the pool was being vacuumed.
“When they were vacuuming the pool,” Chris Holden, Director of Community Services with the City of Regina, said, reported Metro News, “they [employees] noticed a shiny object on the bottom of the pool. That turned out to be a razor blade.”
The pool's staff removed the razors and also examined the entire pool area before opening for the day, three more blades were said to be found during this search.
"Staff removed the blades and did a thorough sweep of the pool, equipment and surrounding area to ensure it was safe before opening the pool to the public," said a City of Regina press release. "This incident has been reported to the Regina Police Service and is currently under investigation."
Holden noted nothing was found the during the previous evening's inspection, and there were no other visible signs of disturbance.
"The presence of the razor blades is the only indication that there had been anything that happened out of the ordinary," explained Chris Holden, director of community services, reported News Talk 980, "there was no vandalism, there was no sign of forced entry or anything like that."
The pool is now safely open to the public, and reportedly, authorities are taking the incident "very seriously" and are conducting an investigation.
"While incidents of this type are not common, the City of Regina has monitoring procedures in place to ensure all recreation facilities are safe for patrons," the City's news release said.
At this time it is not known who placed the blades in the Dewdney pool, and police are actively seeking information on this incident and asking anyone with information to call Regina Police Service at (306) 777-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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