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Three NYPD officers hospitalized after bleach made it into their Shake Shack milkshakes


Michelle Williams

MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

No charges are being filed after several New York Police Department officers were hospitalized after drinking Shake Shake milkshakes.

“After a thorough investigation by the NYPD’s Manhattan South investigators, it has been determined that there was no criminality by shake shack’s employees,” New York Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said in a tweet overnight.

Three officers were hospitalized Monday after drinking milkshakes believed to be spiked with bleach. The officers noted the shakes tasted off and were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The officers were part of the team assigned to a protest detail in lower Manhattan when they stopped at the Shake Shack location on Broadway and Fulton Street, Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association said.

The New York Post reports investigators believe a cleaning solution wasn’t cleaned off the shake machine before the officers’ orders were made.

“Our team is working hard to get the full picture. In the meantime, we’re relieved to hear the officers are all okay,” Shake Shack wrote in a tweet early Tuesday.


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