Man arrested for putting razor blades in pizza dough sold in stores

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 16:44:01-04

Hannaford supermarkets has expanded a recall of pizza dough after a customer found razors in a bag purchased in a Maine supermarket.

A suspect has been arrested in the case and he is a former associate of the company that manufactures the pizza dough.

A customer at a Saco, Maine Hannaford store returned a bag of fresh Portland Pie pizza dough after finding razor blades in it.

The store immediately issued a recall.

Saco Police Chief Corey Huntress said, "The blades were broken and put into the pizza dough."

Sunday night, police arrested Nicholas R. Mitchel, a former associate of the manufacturer of Portland Pie, in connection to this case.

Police say Mitchel punctured the bags to get the blades inside.

Two bags of dough with razor blades have been discovered, but it's not clear how many may be affected.

Hannaford is now asking anyone who purchased Portland Pie pizza dough or Portland Pie cheese from August 1 through October 11 to return the product to the store.