McDonald’s has released the following statement regarding the incident:
“The safety of restaurant guests is our top priority. We are looking into this situation, and are in full cooperation with authorities.”
– John Ebert, Operator
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Charleston police say a 5-year-old girl accidentally stuck herself with a dirty syringe in a fast food restaurant over the weekend.
The incident happened Saturday at the McDonald’s on Washington Street East. The child was immediately taken to a local hospital to be checked out.
The opioid epidemic has made dirty needles commonplace, but police said this was the first incident that they were aware where a child had actually been stuck. The child picked it up near a trash can in the women’s restroom, Lt. Tony Hazelett said. Her mother was with her.