Gun accidentally fired inside Utah attorney general's office Wednesday

Thursday , July 13, 2017 - 9:31 AM

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In this Friday, April 25, 2014, photo, Utah's Attorney General Sean Reyes waves after dancing with a dance group from American Somoa during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah. Police say no one was hurt after a state employee accidentally fired a handgun inside the state attorney general’s office Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say no one was hurt after a state employee accidentally fired a handgun inside the state attorney general’s office.

Detective Rob Ungricht told The Salt Lake Tribune the female employee involved in the Wednesday incident is a concealed carry permit holder.

According to Lt. Robin Heiden, the female gun owner was in the Attorney General’s Office when she failed to clear the chamber and the gun went off. The gun fired a bullet into the ground and a nearby box.

Heiden says the Attorney General’s Office will be conducting an investigation into the incident.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com