2 Officers Injured in Accidental Shooting: Port Authority

Two Port Authority officers were accidentally shot in New Jersey as one of the officers was cleaning his gun, according to an agency spokesman.

The accidental shooting happened just after 2 p.m. at Port Newark in Elizabeth, the agency said.

As the officer was cleaning the weapon, it accidentally discharged and a bullet went through his left hand and then struck a second officer who was standing nearby in the thigh, according to the Port Authority.

Both officers are in stable condition at University Hospital. The Port Authority is investigating the shooting. 

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