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City Shuts Down Midtown Dunkin' Donuts After Rat Video Goes Viral

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A Dunkin' Donuts in midtown Manhattan has been shut down after a rat video went viral.

The 15-second cellphone video, which was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, shows a rat crawling around the doughnuts at the shop at 37th Street and Eighth Avenue, 1010 WINS reported.

Rats chowing down at New York Dunkin Donuts by pjayone on YouTube

The Department of Health inspected the store a day after the video was posted online.

The shop was closed "because of conditions could not be corrected at the time of the inspection, including a severe rodent infestation that requires professional pest control services," the health department said.

The store was also cited for other critical violations, including inadequate hand-washing facilities and food not being protected from contamination, the health department said.

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