According to NYPD Chief Detective Rodney Harrison, there was "no criminality by shake shack's employees," without elaborating.
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.— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) June 16, 2020
Which raises at least one big question; were any other customers affected?
Thank you for the update. Was there a lab test to determine conclusively that the drinks weren’t spiked with a bleach-like substance?— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 16, 2020
Re the results of the investigation...— Know The Ledge (@CodeSwitchATL) June 16, 2020
1. Did the recovered cups/contents possess “bleach”-like contaminants?
2. Did the officers actually ingest chemicals or did a foie gras shake merely repeat on them?
3. Did they make it all up?
4. Are the drama queens back on duty?
Why is everyone assuming that Shake Shack employees were honest with the NYPD?— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 16, 2020
All I'm saying is that three cops were sent to the hospital, no other customers were affected, and the investigation was closed in hours.
Dozens of texts from NYPD cops who have an issue w/this.
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Update (0146ET): Shake Shack has responded to the incident, Tweeting early Tuesday morning: "We are horrified by the reports of police officers injured at our 200 Broadway Shack in Manhattan. We are working with the police in their investigation right now."
We are horrified by the reports of police officers injured at our 200 Broadway Shack in Manhattan. We are working with the police in their investigation right now.— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) June 16, 2020
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Three NYPD officers were poisoned at a Shake Shack on Broadway in Manhattan Monday night, according to New York Benevolent Police Association (PBA) and confirmed by the Detectives' Endowment Association.
"At some point during their meal period, the MOS discovered that a toxic substance, believed to be bleach, had been placed in their beverages," reads a statement from PBA President Patrick Lynch, who added that the contamination was not discovered until the officers had already consumed some of their beverages.
#BREAKING When NYC police officers cannot even take meal without coming under attack, it is clear that environment in which we work has deteriorated to a critical level. We cannot afford to let our guard down for even a moment. pic.twitter.com/fbMMDOKqbV— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) June 16, 2020
The NYPD Detectives' Endowment Association tweeted on Monday that three officers were "intentionally poisoned by one or more workers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan" are responsible, adding that none of the officers were seriously harmed.
🚨URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE🚨— Detectives' Endowment Association (@NYCPDDEA) June 16, 2020
Tonight, three of our fellow officers were intentionally poisoned by one or more workers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan. Fortunately, they were not seriously harmed. Please see the safety alert⤵️ https://t.co/D8Lywivhdu