More syringes found in Walmart clothing

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two more syringes were found in clothing at a Walmart in Cartersville, Ga., authorities said.

The syringes were found in a pocket of a nightgown and a men's sweatshirt pocket, The Atalanta Journal-Constitution reported.


The latest discoveries bring the number of syringes found in clothing at the Cartersville store to nine. The first ones were discovered late last month.

Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the store has a team dedicated to monitoring surveillance video.

"We are continuing to partner with law enforcement to catch whoever is responsible for this senseless act," Gee said Saturday. "We are confident our surveillance cameras will identify that person."

Investigators say they do not have a suspect or motive, but believe the incident is contained to the single Walmart location.

At least two customers have been pricked by the needles and store officials said Walmart will pay for their medical expenses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the victims could be at risk for contracting hepatitis or possibly human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS.

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