A U.S. Secret Service officer accidentally discharged a weapon in Washington Tuesday, authorities said.
At around 4 p.m., an officer assigned to the Secret Service’s Washington field office “was involved in an accidental discharge of a weapon while on duty,” a Secret Service spokesman wrote in an email.
The officer, who was not named, was transported to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening, the email said, and no one else was injured. Information about the location where the weapon was discharged was not immediately available.
No one under Secret Service protection was nearby at the time the weapon was discharged, and there was no property damage, according to the email.
The incident was referred to the Secret Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility for review, the spokesman said.