A former employee of a pizza delivery company was arrested in New Hampshire on Sunday for allegedly placing pizza blades in pizza dough sold at a grocery store in Maine, authorities said.
Nicholas Mitchell, 38, is accused of being a fugitive after surveillance footage caught him at the Hanaford supermarket in Saco, south of Portland, Saco Police Department. said Chief Corey Huntres.
The grocery store contacted authorities on Oct. 6 after a customer found razor blades purchased from the store, the department said in a statement.
Mitchell was detained in Dover, about 45 minutes south of Sako, the department said.
In a statement Monday, CEO It It Be Be Pizza described Mitchell as a former employee. CEO Mike White said Hanaford supermarket, which has locations across Maine, has withdrawn a withdrawal of the batter brand in which Mitchell claims to have placed the razors.
The supply company has told other retailers to also issue withdrawals from Aug. 1
It was not immediately clear why Mitchell no longer worked for the company. The statement said White would not provide further details due to an ongoing police investigation.
Huntres said Mitchell was being held at Strafford County Prison in New Hampshire, where he is facing fugitive charges. If Mitchell is extradited to Maine, he will be charged further, Huntres said.
It was unclear if Mitchell had a lawyer. Huntres said investigators have not yet identified a potential motive.