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Police marksman accidentally injures two at Francois Hollande speech (Video)
Police marksman accidentally injures two at Francois Hollande speech (Video)

Police marksman accidentally injures two at Francois Hollande speech (Video)

A French policeman accidentally fired his weapon, slightly injuring two people at an event where President Francois Hollande was speaking in southwestern France.

The officer was said to have been changing position while on a rooftop in the town of Villognon in western France when a single shot was accidentally fired.

Hollande was in the middle of a speech to inaugurate a new train line when the shot rang out.

Two people were hurt but their injuries were not life-threatening, the BBC reported.

“I hope it’s nothing serious. I think not,” Hollande said.

“The sniper was on high ground when the shot went off accidentally,” Pierre N’Gahane, state prefect of the Charente region, told reporters. “We heard the noise, the president continued his speech. After, he came back down and entered the next room to talk to the people and to see the injured. He spoke to them for a bit and left as planned.”

Agencies/Canadajournal




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