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Police: Don't believe glass in officer's sandwich was intentional

A Columbus police officer was rushed to the hospital after sources say he cut his mouth after biting into a sandwich, which contained several shards of glass from the Lincoln Cafe Monday afternoon. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A Columbus police officer was rushed to the hospital after officials say he cut his mouth after biting into a sandwich, which contained several shards of glass from an east Columbus restaurant Monday afternoon.

Quoc Nguyen, an officer in the 15th precinct, was taken to Grant Medical Center by his partner around 3 p.m. where he underwent several tests and was held overnight. He was treated, released and said to be okay, according to investigators.

Police say the officer bit into the sandwich and felt a grisly texture as well as a crunching sound. When he looked into the sandwich, he saw the glass. When he checked his mouth, he saw it was bleeding.

The restaurant was subsequently shut down as assault squad investigators conducted interviews.

Detectives said at this point in the investigation, there is no reason to believe it was intentional.

Columbus Public Health officials said they inspected the food and spoke with the person who served the sandwich on Tuesday. They didn't find anything wrong with the food, but found several glass plates with chips on the rim and four small pieces of clear broken glass under the drying rack.

A spokesperson with the health department said finding glass in food is extremely rare.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Leon Lewis, the operations manager for Lincoln Cafe, said they're cooperating with the investigations by Columbus Police and Columbus Public Health.

Stay with ABC 6/FOX 28 for the latest in this developing story.

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