Man held for putting needles in bread
Yomiuri -- Jul 05
Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of inserting a needle into a bread product at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture.

The suspect, Tomoya Nagaki, accepted the charges Wednesday night and told investigators he could not recall clearly why he inserted the needle.

Nagareyama Police Station of the Chiba prefectural police said it knows of eight cases in which needles were inserted into food products at convenience stores or supermarkets since the beginning of June, mainly in Nagareyama, although no injuries have been reported.

Nagaki said he did the same thing several times in the city.

千葉県内で相次いだパンへの針混入事件で、千葉県警は7月3日、偽計業務妨害容疑で流­山市向小金の永木智弥容疑者(28)を逮捕した。永木容疑者は6月28日に流山市の「­セブンイレブン流山江戸川台西店」の食パンに針1本を刺して混入させ、店の営業を妨害­した疑いがもたれている。警察が防犯カメラを解析したところ、コンビニや駅近くの防犯­カメラに不審な行動をとっていた男が映っており、特徴がよく似ている容疑者を隣の柏市­内で見つけ任意同行を求めたところ、調べに対し犯行を認めたため逮捕した。

Sources: Yomiuri, TomoNewsJP
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