Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

A police officer has accidentally shot himself in the leg at Putney police station while he was “holstering” a firearm.

The male officer was taken to hospital on Monday morning and remains in a stable condition.

No one else was present when the gun was fired.

The Met Police said in a statement that the officer was injured after his police issued firearm was discharged at approximately 9am on Monday, January 20.

The statement said: “The male officer was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

“Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are under way; the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the MPS Health and Safety branch are assisting with the enquiry.

“The IPCC has been informed as is normal in these circumstances, but the investigation remains with the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards.”

The officer is part of the Met’s Specialist Crime & Operations directorate (SC&O).

London Ambulance Service sent a responder in a car, one ambulance crew and an air ambulance to the police station.
“Staff treated a man reported to be in his 30s, he taken as a priority to a south London hospital,” it said in a statement.
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