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Customs Officer Shoots His Hand In Las Vegas Airport Locker Area

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Customs and Border Protection officer wounded himself in the hand when he accidentally fired his gun in a locker area at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

 

Airport and Las Vegas police officials said Thursday that no one else was injured in the shooting about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday in a secure area of Terminal 3, an international arrivals building.

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Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz in Los Angeles calls it a work-related accident and says the officer is in good condition. His name was not made public.

 

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the locker area is not accessible to the public.

 

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Officer Larry Hadfield says police determined the shooting wasn't a criminal act.