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Training accident injures Lethbridge officer


September 24, 2020
By The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta’s police watchdog says a Lethbridge police officer is stable in hospital after being injured when another officer fired a gun in a training accident.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says officers were training in a room at a gun range on Tuesday when an officer fired a round into a table.

The agency says a piece of the table struck a 35-year-old officer in his left leg.

The fired round was recovered from the wall.

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The officer’s injury was serious, but non-life-threatening.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept.23, 2020

The Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2020