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New York City police getting milkshakes with cleaning solution not criminal activity, officials

The Shake Shack milkshake machine was apparently not throughly rinsed

Updated: June 16, 2020 - 6:25pm

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The incident in which New York Police Department officers received Shake Shack milkshakes tinged with a cleaning solution is not being investigated as a criminal activity, police said Tuesday. 

The solution is used to clean the chain restaurant’s shake machine, which apparently was not thoroughly rinsed, according to the New York Post

“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,” a NYPD official tweeted.

The incident occurred Monday night when three officers were patrolling Manhattan streets and stopped in the restaurant. The officers reportedly drank some of their shakes before noticing an unusual smell and taste, then discarding them.

The officers were treated and released from a hospital. 

Shake Shack has expressed its willingness to cooperate in a thorough investigation, tweeting, “Our team is working hard to get the full picture. In the meantime, we’re relieved to hear the officers are all okay.”