Cambridge police officer sustains leg injury when gun goes off by accident

A Cambridge police officer sustained a leg injury Thursday after his gun went off by accident outside police headquarters, authorities said.

Jeremy Warnick, a Cambridge police spokesman, said via e-mail that the incident occurred around 12:18 p.m.

“One of our officers has sustained an injury after their firearm was accidentally discharged outside the Cambridge Police Department at 125 6th Street,” Warnick wrote. “They are currently being treated at this time for a leg injury.”

In a follow-up e-mail, Warnick wrote that the officer was in “good condition” and that police were still investigating the cause of the accidental discharge.

Further information wasn’t immediately available.


John R. Ellement of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.