Man Is Accused of an Internet Hoax

A New York City man who claimed in an apparent Internet video hoax that he had poisoned millions of bottles of baby food because he wanted to kill black and Hispanic children was arrested on Thursday, the authorities said.

The man, Anton Dunn, caused a video to be posted on YouTube on April 20, Manhattan prosecutors said. In it, he said that he had poisoned bottles of Gerber baby food and that he could not be caught, the authorities said.

Gerber and the Food and Drug Administration found no evidence of tampering. Prosecutors said Gerber received complaints expressing alarm about the safety of its products after people saw the video.

Mr. Dunn is charged with sending threats in interstate commerce and falsely claiming to have tampered with a consumer product.


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