The police officer bit into a sandwich Monday and encountered a crunching sound and a “grisly texture.”
When he looked inside the sandwich, he saw shards of glass. Then he discovered his mouth was bleeding.
The unidentified officer had to be hospitalized after the incident Monday, according to ABC 6. It happened at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, though investigators are not naming the establishment.
Detectives have not determined if the glass was placed there accidentally or on purpose, but the restaurant was shut down to conduct interviews.
There have been several incidents of violence against police officers nationwide recently. Five officers were killed in Dallas on July 7 and three were killed in Baton Rouge last weekend. There have been numerous other incidents of attempted violence.
The extent of the Columbus officer’s injuries were unknown.
Columbus Public Health officials will be at the restaurant Tuesday to investigate possible violations.