Three New York City police officers received treatment after dining at a Shake Shack in Lower Manhattan Monday night, NYPD said.
After a thorough investigation, the NYPD said it found no criminality by Shake Shack’s employees, according to Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison.
The officers had been assigned to work at a protest Monday evening in Manhattan when they stopped at a Shake Shack restaurant for a meal, the New York Patrolman’s Benevolent Association said in a statement.
Shake Shack tweeted that it was “horrified” by reports of the alleged contamination. The restaurant chain said it was working with police in the investigation.
It is unclear how the officers were sickened but the incident appeared to be accidental.
All the officers were hospitalized at Bellevue Hospital and released a short time later, officials said.