published Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Report: Firearm discharged inside hardened vehicle in Y-12′s Protected Area

File photo. The front of the entrance to the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
File photo. The front of the entrance to the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

OAK RIDGE — The accidental discharge of a firearm at the Y-12 National Security Complex occurred early Sunday when a security police officer was ”repositioning” his weapon inside a hardened patrol vehicle, which he shared with another security officer.

According to the occurrence report filed by Y-12, the repositioning of the officer’s ”duty firearm” caused “an unintended discharge of that firearm.” A single round was discharged, but it “impacted the interior wall of the hardened vehicle causing fragmentation,” the report stated.

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