Man accused of putting razor blades in Hannaford pizza dough arrested in New Hampshire

Photo courtesy of Saco Police Department

Officials say a man suspected of putting razor blades into fresh pizza dough sold at a Maine supermarket has been arrested.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 11:51 AM
Updated: Oct 12, 2020 12:08 PM

SACO, Maine (AP) - Officials say a man suspected of putting razor blades into fresh pizza dough sold at a Hannaford store in Maine has been arrested.

Nicholas R. Mitchell, 38, was arrested on Oct 11 in Dover, N.H., after a warrant was issued and authorities asked for the public's help locating him.

Police say a customer at the Hannaford in Saco, Maine found razor blades in a Portland Pie brand pizza dough on Oct. 5.

Mitchell is a former employee of a company called It’ll Be Pizza, which produces Portland Pie branded products. Police have expanded the investigation to include other suspected tampering cases.

Hannaford on Sunday recalled all Portland Pie dough and cheese products at its 184 stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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