FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores
4 Fast Facts
- An investigation into a man spraying poison on produce began several weeks ago.
- After releasing surveillance photos, the FBI took a suspect in custody.
- According to the FBI, the man admitted to spraying the food with poison.
- Officials say they don’t anticipate adverse health effects.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores.
In a news release Tuesday, the FBI said an investigation indicates the man sprayed a mixture of hand cleaner, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three Ann Arbor stores within the last couple weeks.
The FBI says an investigation is ongoing to determine if other stores the suspect visited were affected.
State officials say they don’t anticipate adverse health effects for those who may have eaten potentially contaminated food. But customers were encouraged to throw away food from salad bars, olive bars and ready-to-eat hot and cold food areas at the affected stores.