- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Police are investigating a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, after an officer was hospitalized from reportedly eating a sandwich with glass in it.

Police said the unnamed police officer bit into a sandwich Monday and discovered several shards of glass in it that had cut his mouth, a local ABC News affiliate reported.

The officer was taken to Grant Medical Center at about 3 p.m. where he was held overnight. He is expected to be OK, police said.

The restaurant, Lincoln Cafe on East Long Street, was subsequently shut down as assault squad investigators conducted interviews, ABC News reported.

Columbus Public Health officials on Tuesday discovered small pieces of broken glass in a drainboard under a drying track, where clear glass plates were dried, a local NBC News affiliate reported. Several small, clear, glass plates also had chips in them, the inspection revealed.

Police are continuing their investigation, but said late Tuesday morning that there was no reason to believe the act was intentional.

Leon Lewis, a manager at the restaurant, told NBC News that Columbus police officers regularly patronize his business and there’s never been an issue.

“We have a good customer base,” he said. “The Columbus Police Department supports my business so there are no issues. The Columbus Police Department works well with our business.”

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