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FBI: Man contaminated food at grocery store with hand sanitizer, mice poison

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The FBI has arrested a man who is suspected of attempting to contaminate food at grocery stores in Michigan.

Investigators say the man admitted to using a potentially dangerous material to contaminate food at several stores.

Witnesses reported seeing the man spraying a liquid on food carts and on food products.

Authorities say the mixture consisted of hand cleaner, water and rat poison.

“The suspect stated that he sprayed produce in these stores within the last two weeks,” the FBI said in a statement. “The suspect visited several other grocery stores in the Ann Arbor area in the last few months and the investigation is ongoing in order to determine if any other stores were victimized by the suspect. Investigators are currently coordinating with State of Michigan and Washtenaw County Health Officials to determine the extent of any contamination and the threat to the public.”