Chicago police officer accidentally shoots self during drill at O’Hare Airport

The officer was taken to Lutheran General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

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Ground traffic is seen from the control tower at O’Hare International Airport in 2015.

A Chicago police officer accidentally shot himself Nov. 19, 2019, at O’Hare International Airport during a drill.

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A Chicago police officer was taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself during a drill at O’Hare International Airport.

The officer was participating in a drill about 2:15 p.m. at an administrative building at O’Hare when his firearm accidentally discharged and struck him, according to Chicago Fire Department and police officials.

The officer was taken to Lutheran General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

The officer is a 16-year veteran with CPD, police said.

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