MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – Merrimack, New Hampshire police say a Merrimack District Court officer has accidentally shot himself in the foot.

Police said the unidentified officer accidentally fired his holstered weapon and hit his foot. Police said he wasn’t trying to draw the .25-caliber gun in a “police action,” and he wasn’t dealing with a prisoner or engaged in any other enforcement activity.

The bullet lodged in the floor of the courthouse, and no one else was injured.

The officer was treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua for his injury, which was not life-threatening.

Police said the incident was being investigated by the Merrimack Police Department.

Information from: WMUR-TV,

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