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Former Pizza Company Employee Accused of Putting Razor Blades in Dough Sold at Grocery Store

On Sunday evening 38-year-old Nicholas Mitchell was taken into police custody after he allegedly put razor blades into pizza dough that was sold at a grocery store. 

While Mitchell’s arrest occurred in New Hampshire, the store at which the dough was sold is in Maine. 

Surveillance footage taken from the Hannaford Supermarket in Saco, Maine is said to have shown Mitchell committing the crime. The store contacted local authorities on Tuesday, October 6, after a customer reported finding multiple razor blades in dough purchased at the store. 

Mitchell was taken into custody in Dover, New Hampshire, which is about 45 minutes southwest of Saco. His arrest came shortly after police shared a photo of his vehicle, along with a description of him, on Facebook.

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Ex-pizza company worker accused of putting razor blades in dough sold at Maine store

A former employee of a pizza supply company was arrested Sunday in New Hampshire after razor blades were found in pizza dough sold at a Maine grocery store, authorities said.

The man, Nicholas Mitchell, 38, faces charges of being a fugitive after surveillance video recorded him inside the Hannaford Supermarket in Saco, south of Portland, Saco Deputy Police Chief Corey Huntress said.

The grocery store contacted authorities Oct. 6 after a customer found razor blades in dough that had been bought from the store, police said in a statement.

Mitchell was taken into custody in Dover, about 45 minutes south of Saco, the department said.

In a statement Monday, Mike White, the CEO of the supply company, It’ll Be Pizza, described Mitchell as a former employee. White said Hannaford Supermarket — which has locations throughout Maine — issued a recall for the brand of dough that Mitchell is accused of

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Man caught stuffing razor blades into pizza dough at Maine grocery store: cops

Police in southwest Maine arrested a man who is accused of stuffing razor blades into packages of pizza dough that were sold to customers last week.

The disturbing incident happened at the Saco Hannaford Supermarket and came to light after a customer reported finding multiple blades inside the product on Oct. 6, authorities said.

The grocery store, located in the city of Saco, reviewed surveillance footage and learned a man had tampered with several packages of Portland Pie pizza dough, according to police. The videos helped investigators identify the suspect as 38-year-old Nicholas Mitchell, a former associate of “It’ll Be Pizza,” which supplies products for Portland Pie, the Soca Police Department said in a news release.

The man’s motive remains under investigation.

Mitchell was taken into custody Sunday evening on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. He was arrested shortly after police shared his description and a photo

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