- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) - Police in Vermont are investigating an incident in which a Williston offer helping at the scene of an investigation in Essex accidentally shot his own cruiser.

Williston Officer Josh Hansell was handling a semi-automatic rifle when it accidentally fired during the police investigation of a driving offense on Saturday.

Police say the gun was pointing down toward Hansell’s cruiser, and that the round entered the car, damaging a floorboard and possibly the vehicle’s transmission. No one was injured in the incident.

The 29-year Hansell remains on the job while the incident is reviewed by Williston Police Chief Todd Shepard.

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