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Springfield officer’s gun discharges, no one hurt

March 27, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield police say no one was hurt when a domestic violence suspect grabbed for an officer’s gun and it went off.

A department spokesman says officers responded to a domestic dispute in a car in the Forest Park neighborhood at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers got to the vehicle, the man had already gone into the building.

Police accompanied the victim to her door to make sure she was safe, but when they reached the door, the suspect came out with a gun.

Police wrested the gun away from the suspect, but during the struggle, he reached for an officer’s gun, which discharged. No one was hit.

The man was arrested. His name was not immediately made public.

Police say they think his intention was to kill the woman.

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