UPDATE: KAGS News has obtained a statement from Target regarding the incident that happened Tuesday.

"At Target, the safety and security of our guests and team members is a top priority.

As soon as our store team learned of this incident, we immediately assisted the guest. We are partnering with local law enforcement and have shared our surveillance video to assist in the investigation.

Additionally, we are checking all carts at our Houston-area stores to ensure they are safe for guests."


Original Story:

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- KAGS News has confirmed that a utility blade was found attached to a shopping cart at Target just days after a razor blade was melted into a city park slide.

The City of Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has reported the discovery of a utility knife blade attached to a local store shopping cart.

Local retailers are being asked to check carts regularly. HPD is making efforts to contact as many such businesses as possible.

The blade was found following a minor injury to a customer at the Ravenwood Village shopping center. HPD is working with the store's staff to try to find a suspect.

At this time, no other tampered carts have been located and carts are being monitored to prevent future occurrences.

HPD is requesting the public’s help in reporting any similar suspicious behavior. Along with the recent event of a razor blade being found in a local playground slide.

HPD has been visiting local childcare centers to check their playground equipment as well.

"We are asking for the community's assistance. Citizens have been instrumental in catching these kinds of criminals in the past," said Chief Kevin Lunsford. "We are concerned about the safety of our residents."

UPDATE: After our initial report, KAGS News received the state from Target regarding the incident that happened Tuesday.