• 3 police officers were hospitalized after having bleach-contaminated milkshakes
  • They took it from a Shake Shack in lower Manhattan
  • Chief of Detectives said there was no criminality in the actions of the workers thus far

Three New York City police officers had to go to the hospital after drinking bleach-tainted milkshakes. Law enforcement sources stated the bleach contaminated drinks came from a lower Manhattan Shake Shack. Apparently, the three police officers immediately noticed the funny tasting milkshakes.

The Shake Shack branch that served the bleach-contaminated milkshakes is on Broadway close to Fulton Street. According to the New York Post, the incident happened around 9 o'clock in the evening Monday.

After drinking the milkshakes, the three victims were rushed to the Bellevue Hospital for medical assistance.

The poisoned officers were assigned to the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx. They were on detail assignment in Manhattan at the time of the incident.

The New York Police Department Crime Scene Unit was quick to initiate investigations into the Manhattan Shake Shack restaurant.

John Goldman, 23, who witnessed the whole incident, said that the commotion around the restaurant surprised him because usually, that part of the neighborhood is tranquil. Goodman said the police officers were going through trash cans and they thought that maybe someone stashed something in there.

The investigators uncovered two cups in their search, which they suspect the police officers threw out just after trying to drink the bleach-contaminated milkshakes. Officers could be seen guarding one of the empty cups discovered, while the other recovered milkshake cup was half full.

In response, Shake Shack tweeted to express its horror at the reports of police officers injured at one of their branches in Manhattan. In the tweet, the company said they would be working with NYPD and investigators to get the full picture of what happened.

In the same tweet, the milkshake-making establishment expressed their relief on hearing about the positive recovery of the 3 NYPD police officers in the hospital.

According to investigations done by the New York City police, shake shack employees are not under any criminal suspicion.

In a statement posted on Twitter from NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, there was no criminality committed by Shake Shack workers that the investigations had unearthed so far.

The statement also said that the New York Police Department had undertaken an intensive investigation into the incident.

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