UPDATE: There's some good news. It all looks like an accident. The officers fell ill because the worker didn't properly clean out the milkshake machine. There was still residual bleaching solution in the machine, which is a fireable offense, to be honest. All the officers are fine, but given the climate, I'm sure suspicions will remain over this incident.
An update on the reported poisoning of three police officers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan, NY.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 16, 2020
NYPD’s Manhattan South investigators “determined that there was no criminality by Shake Shack’s employees.” https://t.co/sHngRFjMBR
Jennifer at RedState had this up first, but the attacks on law enforcement have entered a new odious phase: poisoning. During the George Floyd rioting, we saw cops getting run over, shot at, and beaten across the country. Floyd was killed on May 25 after he was arrested by the Minneapolis Police. The four officers involved were all fired, with one, Derek Chauvin, being charged with second-degree murder. He kept his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck who pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. It’s all on video.
The past two weeks have been intense across the country. Some protests were peaceful, while others, like in New York City and Minneapolis, were absolute anarchy. It’s also allowed the ‘woke’ legions to push one of their favorite issues: abolishing the police. But they don’t really mean that, right? That’s been the quick SparkNotes version of the “defund the police” war cry, which all ends with the abolishment of law enforcement. It’s nuts. We had quite a bit of talking heads explain what these folks really mean and if you’re explaining in politics, you’re losing. Ironic coming from the ‘words are violence’ crowd explaining language but okay.
Now, in the Big Apple, we have a new assault on our police: three cops were hospitalized after ingesting poisoned milkshakes from Shake Shack (via RedState):
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
In what is being called a “vicious attack on officers,” three NYPD officers who were having a meal at a Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan Monday night “found some kind of toxic substance which is believed to be bleach” in their milkshakes, according to a report by Fox News Channel’s Alex Hogan.
NEW: Police union in NYC reports that several police officers are hospitalized after a toxic substance, believed to be bleach, was placed in their drinks while they were eating at a Shake Shack. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gz64PeNyND— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 16, 2020
??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