Dozens of used medical syringes scattered along a Long Beach street were removed Sunday by a Nassau hazardous-materials team. The needles were found by three children who rode their bikes and scooters to East State Street just off Monroe Avenue.
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a Long Beach street that sits next to a youth handball court were removed Sunday by a Nassau County hazardous materials team. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)
A member of the Nassau hazardous materials team
A member of the Nassau hazardous materials team cleans up medical syringes scattered on a Long Beach street. The needles were found by three children who rode their bikes and scooters to East State Street just off Monroe Avenue. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a Long Beach street were removed Sunday by a Nassau County hazardous materials team. Police said there was no indication of where the needles came from, but the investigation is ongoing. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

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Dozens of used medical syringes found on a
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a Long Beach street were removed Sunday by a Nassau County hazardous materials team. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a
Dozens of used medical syringes found on a Long Beach street were removed Sunday by a Nassau County hazardous materials team. "There were medical containers that looked like they had been busted open," said Anna Arroyo-Hill, one of the parents whose children found the needles. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)
Dozens of used medical syringes were found by
Dozens of used medical syringes were found by children riding their bikes and scooters on East State Street just off Monroe Avenue in Long Beach. They reported their discovery to their parents around 12:25 p.m. Sunday. (March 24, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)