One Person Injured By Campaign Signs Rigged With Razor Blades

The midterm election cycle took an ugly turn in Pennsylvania after a booby-trapped political sign with razor blades affixed to it injured one person.

“Obviously, this was designed to inflict punishment on anyone who attempted to remove the sign,” the local police stated. They also inspected all of the campaign signs in the area and found only two other affected signs.

The sign that caused the injury was a sign for democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and placed in someone’s yard without permission. When the homeowner went to remove the sign, the razor blades were found around the perimeter of the sign.

The other two booby-trapped signs were in support of U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) and U.S. House candidate Ashley Ehasz. Police have encouraged residents to exercise caution around political signs and especially those placed in their yard without permission.

“Over the past election cycles, we have dealt with theft of signs, vandalism of signs, neighbor disputes, etc.. but this is the first time we have dealt with this situation,” the Police Dept. wrote. “What happened here is totally unacceptable and a disgusting act for which a resident ended up slicing their fingers.”

This is not the first time that political signs have been booby-trapped and used as weapons. A recent article in “The Hill” states, “A 52-year-old building inspector needed stitches after police said a Trump 2020 sign with several razors taped to the bottom sliced open the worker’s fingers.”

While the rigged signs in Pennsylvania have all happened with democratic candidates, this is an obviously bipartisan issue. Local police said, “No matter your political affiliation, no matter your candidate preference, resorting to this type of depravity is unacceptable and criminal. We can do better and must.”

The investigation into the rigged signs is ongoing and police have not made any arrests and continue to investigate while asking Pennsylvanians to continue to be careful around political signs both in Makefield Township and around the state.