Armed citizen’s gun accidentally discharges in front of military recruiting center

LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH)-Police in Lancaster say no one was hurt when a gun of one of the armed citizens guarding a military recruiting center discharged.

According to Lancaster police, officers responded Thursday to the military recruiting station in the 1500 block of River Valley Boulevard, on the report of an accidental discharge of a gun.

Christopher Reed told police he was standing in front of the military recruiting station with his AR-15 rifle to guard military personal, when a man asked to look at his gun.

Reed said he attempted to clear the ammunition from the gun, and accidentally fired it into the pavement.

The bullet hole left in the pavement after Reed's gun discharged.
The bullet hole left in the pavement after Reed’s gun discharged.

Police said no one was hurt and the other people who were standing in the area at the time the gun discharged left prior to officers arriving.

Reed’s gun was confiscated until he appears in court July 28.

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