CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Authorities say a Concord police officer’s gun discharged and a bullet struck a fellow officer, who was wearing a protective vest and suffered minor injuries.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin says the officers were inside the Granite State Credit Union Building in Concord at 4:30 a.m. Thursday when one of the officer’s handguns discharged.

The fellow officer was struck in the chest. He was wearing a bulletproof vest. The officer was treated and released from Concord Hospital. No one else was hurt.

Strelzin said he couldn’t comment on what brought the officers to the building.

Per protocol, the attorney general’s office, the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharged firearm.


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