A Secret Service special officer on Tuesday afternoon accidentally shot himself and is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to the agency.
A news release from the Secret Service said a special officer assigned to the Washington field office accidentally discharged his weapon while on duty.
The incident has been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for further review.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the special officer involved in the incident as a "Secret Service agent," which is a different position. We regret the error and have pasted the full statement from the Secret Service below.
"Today at approximately 4:00 pm, a Secret Service Special Officer assigned to the Washington Field Office, was involved in an accidental discharge of a weapon while on duty. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
No one else was injured during the incident and no property damage was sustained. There were no Secret Service protectees in proximity of this incident.
This incident has been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for further review."