NYPD is investigating a possible poisoning of police officers at the Shake Shack in downtown Manhattan.
UPDATE: Investigation overnight determined no criminality as the incident involved improper use of shake machine cleaning solution.
Three NYPD police officers were drinking a shake when they realized the shakes might be contaminated. The police officers then became sick after consuming about one-half of the shakes from the Shake Shack restaurant earlier Monday night.
Upon early investigation, NYPD suspects an employee may have contaminated the shakes with bleach. Employees of the Shake Shack were being questioned by police, but initially there were no arrests.
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The police officers remain hospitalized, and their conditions were not immediately known.
The shakes were collected as evidence, and a shake sample was submitted to a lab for testing.
NYC PBA is The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, which represents over 50,000 active and retired New York City Police Officers.
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The Shake Shack at 200 Broadway is located in Fulton Center — a subway and retail complex located at the intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York City.