3 NYPD Cops Injured After Drinking Milkshakes Contaminated With Bleach

The NYPD is not pursuing charges after three officers were sickened by milkshakes believed to be contaminated with bleach.

Police determined there was "no criminality" in the case after an investigation, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison announced Tuesday morning in a tweet.

Officers had been assigned to work a protester Monday evening in Manhattan when they stopped at Shake Shack at 200 Broadway for a meal, said The New York Patrolman's Benevolent Association. The officers said that a "toxic substance, believed to be bleach," was added to their beverages.

The officers went to a local hospital for treatment but weren't seriously harmed, according to The Detectives' Endowment Association.

Shake Shack said in a statement that it was "horrified" but relieved to hear all the officers were okay. The restaurant chain added that it was working with police in their investigation.

Police have been targeted in attacks since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 sparked protests worldwide.

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