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Gun accidentally fired at Soekarno-Hatta airport

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    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang   /   Sun, July 22, 2018   /   04:22 pm
Gun accidentally fired at Soekarno-Hatta airport A gun belonging to a police officer went off at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday, injuring an airport employee. (Shutterstock/File)

A gun belonging to a police officer went off at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday, leaving an airport employee injured.

Soekarno-Hatta airport spokesperson Febri Toga Simatupang confirmed the incident.

“It happened when National Police protocol officer Second Brig. Galuh Apriyana was helping his colleague First Brig. Fajar Firmansyah to empty his firearm before flying,” Febri said as quoted by kompas.com.

The officers were about to board a Garuda Indonesia flight to Banda Aceh when the incident occurred. Fajar was emptying his Glock handgun, which still had a bullet in its chamber.

“The firearm, which was pointed toward the ground, suddenly went off and a fragment hit an employee from a ground-handling company, Ikhwanul Hakim Siregar, who was on duty at a check-in counter,” Febri said.

Ikhwanul sustained an injury to his foot as a result of the gunshot and received treatment from airport medical personnel.

Febri added that the parties involved had agreed to resolve the matter amicably. (kmt)