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Man poisons baby food at supermarkets to extort money from companies

By Mason White 5:52 PM October 2, 2017
The suspect
The suspect
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Consumers in Germany, are worried after police announced that a man deliberately poisoned baby food on supermarket shelves as part of an extortion scheme.

Konstanz police said that they have arrested the suspect, who was identified as a 53-year-old white male, after he sent threatening messages to supermarkets.

The suspect demanded a payment of about 10 million euros ($11.8 million) in exchange for ending his reign of terror across Europe.

So far, the suspect placed 5 poisoned baby food jars into circulation.

The suspect vowed to continue placing ethylene glycol into baby food jars until his demands are met.

The suspect ordered the supermarkets to transfer the funds into a bank account.

Police found traces of the poison in baby food.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Police warned consumers to be vigilant. And inspect food packages for signs of tampering.

The suspect has been charged with extortion.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

Police said that they may add a charge of attempted homicide, which carries a life sentence.