Glass found in pizza delivered to S.C. National Guardsmen deployed to D.C.

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Two soldiers who were on duty with the South Carolina National Guard, deployed in Washington, D.C. to help control protests, found glass cooked into a pizza they had ordered, according to a report in the Charleston Post and Courier.

The guard members were lodged at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and made use of Uber Eats to order the pizza from an unnamed local restaurant, the Post and Courier reported, citing a Defense Department report. When the food arrived, the soldiers found pieces of broken glass baked into the dough and cheese.

The soldiers were not injured, and the S.C. National Guard is describing the incident as isolated, reports Military Times.

“The service members are okay. It was a single incident. Their command said the Soldiers were advised to file a report with local police department. From my understanding they chose not to. There is no additional information to report,” Capt. Jessica Donnelly, a spokeswoman for the S.C. National Guard, said in an email to Military Times.

The Post and Courier originally reported that the adulterated food was reported to the police, but updated the story to say the soldiers were only “advised.”

According to the D.C. Metro Police Department, no report was filed. That publication originally reported the police department said no additional information was available. The police department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Military Times.

Thousands of National Guard soldiers were deployed to Washington to respond to protests following the death of George Floyd, who prosecutors say was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer. President Donald Trump announced last week that National Guard troops could start to evacuate D.C. due to the protests.


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