The NYPD says there is no criminality after officers became sick at a Shake Shack in downtown Manhattan, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted early Tuesday.
Shake Shack tweeted “Our team is working hard to get the full picture. In the meantime, we’re relieved to hear the officers are all okay.”
Investigators believe a cleaning solution used to clear the chain’s milkshake machines wasn’t fully washed out and seeped into the officers’ drinks.
Three NYPD cops fell ill Monday after drinking milkshakes at a Shake Shack at Broadway and Fulton St. Manhattan. The NYPD is investigating if they were poisoned with bleach.
The Detective’s Union says the officers were “intentionally poisoned”
The Detectives’ Endowment Association, earlier, tweeted URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE Trends on Twitter
Detectives’ Endowment Association Deleted Tweet of URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE and Tweeted other Tweet “We want to thank all NYPD personnel who responded efficiently to this potentially disastrous situation. Thank you to Shake Shack for their full and timely cooperation in the investigation. The fact remains, please stay vigilant, stay safe and always be aware of your surroundings.”
The officers ordered a meal at the burger chain’s location at Broadway and Fulton St. at about 8:30 p.m. and noticed their shakes tasted strange, police sources said. One of the officers noticed a “clump of something” in one of their cups, and a second cop smelled bleach before all three fell ill, sources said.
The three cops were hospitalized at New York Downtown hospital and are recovering in stable condition, police said.