Victoria police have issued a warning after an uncapped syringe was found in a downtown pay parking dispenser.
On Thursday, police said they received a report that a syringe was found in a parking pay station on Nov. 28. The syringe was located in the slot where people normally pick up their ticket, police said.
The person who discovered the syringe told police that they believe it was placed in a way that could potentially cause injury. No injuries were reported to police. Police have not disclosed the exact location where the syringe was found.
Police are still investigating the incident but say there is no indication that the syringe found this week is connected to the one that was taped to the underside of a railing at the Yates Street Parkade in April.
“We urging everyone over the weekend and in the future to check where you receive your ticket to make sure there is no syringe there,” Const. Matt Rutherford, VicPD spokesman, said in a YouTube video.
Anyone who finds a syringe is asked not to touch it, remain at the pay parking station and call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 immediately.