TWO INJURED IN FRENCH POLICE GUN ACCIDENT AT HOLLANDE EVENT

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A French policeman accidentally fired his weapon Tuesday, slightly injuring two people at an event where President Francois Hollande was speaking in southwestern France, an informed source said.Hollande was instating part of a high-speed rail line in Villognon, in the Charente region, when the accident happened, the source said.

Hollande was instating part of a high-speed rail line in Villognon, in the Charente region, when the accident happened, the source said.

He said the policeman, a gendarme helping to provide security for the president, had unintentionally set off the gun.

The bullet grazed one person’s calf and then lodged in another person’s leg,” he said, adding that the victims were in a VIP area at the time.

Firefighters evacuated them but said their injuries were light.

Hollande continued his speech after the incident, witnesses said.

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