The New York Police Department has launched an investigation after one of its officers found a razor blade in his sandwich.
Officials said an NYPD officer bought the sandwich at a food store in Queens yesterday and suffered cuts to their mouth after taking a bite.
NBC New York reports that the officer was taken to hospital, where he was treated and later released.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the officer will be alright, with a full investigation into the incident now ongoing.
The Commissioner added that the force has zero tolerance for act of violence against members of the NYPD.
To repeat: The NYPD has ZERO tolerance for acts of violence against our police officers. A sandwich bought at a Queens deli on Thurs. contained a razor blade that cut the inside of a @NYPDCT cop’s mouth. He’ll be OK, but a full investigation into this abhorrent act is underway. pic.twitter.com/nljW9Er2Uw
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) December 6, 2019