A man has been charged after allegedly contaminating food with a syringe at a supermarket in Melbourne’s north.
The 33-year-old Craigieburn man was seen behaving erratically at the Woolworths in Roxburgh Park on Tuesday afternoon.
It is alleged the man entered the store and contaminated a loaf of bread by poking it with a syringe before fleeing.
Detectives raided a Craigieburn address on Wednesday morning and arrested the suspect, police confirmed.
He has since been charged with contaminating goods with the intention to cause and being reckless as to whether it would cause public alarm or economic loss.
The man is due to face Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon.
A Woolworths spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We’re aware of an incident at our Roxburgh Park store and assisting police with their investigation.
‘We removed all bread from the shelves last night. If customers have any concerns about bread purchased at the store yesterday, we would encourage them to return it to the store for a refund.
‘Police attended the store and we have provided CCTV footage to help identify the man.’