A man believed to have contaminated meat products at three supermarkets in London had been arrested.
According to CNN quoting a statement from authorities, police received a call at around 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday following reports of a man shouting abuse at people in the street.
Using a number of needles, the man reportedly injected foodstuffs at three supermarkets, namely Little Waitrose, Tesco Express, and Sainsbury’s Local, on Fulham Palace Road in Southwest London.
Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of contaminating the goods, causing public harm and anxiety.
Following the incident, the affected supermarkets have been ordered temporarily closed and crime scenes are in place.
Meanwhile, customers who bought from the affected supermarkets were advised to throw their purchased meat away as a precaution.
Police believed that even microwaveable products have been affected.
“It is currently unknown as to how many items have been contaminated, or what with,” CNN said, quoting the statement.
“Investigations are ongoing to establish if other businesses in the area are involved in the incident,” it added.
The report said environmental health experts have begun working with the affected retail stores.