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A New York man has been arrested after posting videos on YouTube claiming to have poisoned thousands of jars of Gerber baby food.

Wearing a balaclava and vest, 42-year-old Anton Dunn allegedly claimed to have "disciples" working within the company who had put cyanide and rat poison in baby food and formula. The first ten-minute film appeared on 20 April followed by two further clips. In the final video Dunn claimed four babies had already been killed.

He was charged with transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another and communicating false information that a consumer product had been tainted.

He claimed to have poisoned as many as 5,000 jars of food, and said he wanted to kill black and Hispanic babies.

Gerber notified authorities when it heard about the first video in April. A second clip was posted in July after which Gerber started receiving calls from consumers alarmed at what they had seen.

An agent from the Federal Food and Drug Administration identified the film maker as Anton Dunn from a Hotmail address associated with two websites registered by Dunn - with the registrations including his home address. Dunn has been arrested three times by New York police on unrelated charges since 2007. An IP address used to load one of the videos also led to Dunn.

The Smoking Gun has a copy of the actual felony complaint. ®

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