The police officer who shot himself in the foot in west London on Thursday (September 21) morning is in a stable condition in hospital, Scotland Yard say.
The firearms officer was hurt after his weapon went off in Old Oak Common Lane, and the border of East Acton and Shepherd’s Bush, resulting in roads in the surrounding area being closed off .
A sniffer dog was later at the scene , but police say Old Oak Common Lane and Du Cane Road reopened that afternoon.
The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, but the Met say it is unlikely to report the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Police are continuing to look into the full circumstances of the incident to try and establish what happened.
Firearms officers were called to an address in Old Oak Common at 4.20am on Thursday (September 21) amid concerns for an occupant living there.
The Met said in a statement: “On leaving the address, a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot.”
The injured officer was taken by ambulance to a central London hospital.
No other shots were fired and no-one else was injured.
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