National Guardsmen found glass in pizza they ordered in DC

National Guardsmen found glass in pizza they ordered in DC

Two National Guardsmen who were deployed to Washington, DC, during the George Floyd protests were delivered a pizza containing glass shards of baked into the dough and cheese, according to a report.

The two soldiers from South Carolina were staying at the Marriott Marquis during their stay in the capital when they ordered the pie using Uber Eats, The Post and Courier reported, citing a Defense Department report.

They did not bite into the pizza and no other service members received a similar item, according to the news outlet.

“The command says the soldiers are OK, and that this is the only incident to their knowledge,” Capt. Jessica Donnelly, a spokeswoman for the South Carolina National Guard, told the paper.

The Guardsmen were advised to file a police report, Donnelly added, but a spokeswoman for the DC Metro police said there was no report on the file.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sent nearly 500 troops to DC last week amid demonstrations that roiled the capital, leading President Trump to declare that he wanted to “dominate” the streets during the civil unrest.

National Guard soldiers were deployed to assist law enforcement in responding to anti-police brutality protests in the wake of Floyd’s death while detained by Minneapolis police.

In addition to South Carolina, Guardsmen were also sent from Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee and Utah.

Demonstrators and lawmakers have denounced their presence as an excessive display of force. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser also criticized their presence.

The South Carolina soldiers later had to move out of the hotel because of a budgetary issue with the city and the Guard, according to the news outlet. They returned from their deployment on Tuesday.

Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.