He Tried to Take Off His Shoulder Bag. Then, a Bang

Federal agent shoots himself in foot at Orlando International Airport
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2017 12:33 AM CDT
Passengers line up at security checkpoints before heading to their departure gates at Orlando International Airport.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – Passengers at Orlando International Airport Tuesday were startled by what turned out to be the sound of a federal agent shooting himself in the foot. Police say the man was a vacationing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent from Kansas City who accidentally dislodged his holstered weapon, the Orlando Sentinel reports. While "unslinging a shoulder bag, the bag caught on the agent's holstered weapon," a police report states. "While the weapon was falling, the agent tried to catch the firearm and inadvertently pulled the trigger. A bullet hit the agent in the heel." The agent was hospitalized. Police say no charges are expected and there was no disruption to airport operations, WKMG reports. (Read more Orlando International Airport stories.)

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