Handgun accidentally goes off, injures Hampton officer

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HAMPTON, Iowa – Authorities say a north Iowa police officer suffered an injury after a handgun accidentally goes off. Hampton Police say while they were conducting handgun qualification last Thursday, when one of the officers had a malfunction with their weapon. Another officer,  Al Brandt , who happened to also be the firearms instructor attempted to clear the jam when the gun discharged. Law enforcement say it hit him in the hand. He was taken to a hospital and later underwent surgery. Police say Officer Brandt is recovering at home. The case is being investigated.

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