Razor blades found in pizza dough in arrest of former employee


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Saco Police Department

Nicholas Mitchell worked at It’ll Be Pizza, which makes the dough

A former employee of a pizza company has been arrested in the United States after a customer found razor blades stuffed in pizza dough she had purchased, police said.

The Saco Hannaford supermarket in Maine notified police after the blades were found in a batch of Portland Pie brand pizza dough purchased at the store.

Nicholas Mitchell, a former employee of It’ll Be Pizza, which makes the dough, has been arrested.

CCTV surveillance in the store had shown that a man was handling products.

A motive remains to be established.

The suspect was arrested in New Hampshire after police appealed.

Customers who purchased Portland Pie pizza dough and Portland Pie cheese from any store in Hannaford between August 1 and October 11 should return it to the store for a refund, the store said.

“After what are believed to be other incidents of malicious tampering involving metal objects inserted into Portland Pie products, Hannaford has removed all Portland Pie products from all store shelves and suspended product replenishment indefinitely.” Hannaford said in a statement.


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