Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at Port Authority

A man carrying a sawed-off shotgun inside a gym bag accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, authorities said.

The 35-year-old Worcester, Massachusetts, man was waiting in line to board a bus at about 6 a.m. Saturday when his foot tapped his gym bag, triggering the weapon, said Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.

The blast struck the man in the left calf, Pentangelo said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Charges are pending against the man, Pentangelo said. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.

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