Secret Service Agent Shoots Self in the Leg: Reports

July 26, 2017 Updated: July 26, 2017

A U.S. Secret Service agent accidentally shot himself and was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon, according to the agency.

The Secret Service, in a news release obtained by the Washington Examiner, said that a special officer assigned to the Washington, D.C., field office accidentally discharged his firearm while on duty.

He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, the agency noted.

The incident is being reviewed by the Office of Professional Responsibility.

According to WJLA-TV in Washington, the agency sought an ambulance to respond to the incident at the 1100 block of L Street in Northwest D.C. at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said that there were no other injuries related to the shooting. No damage to property was reported.

No individual who was under Secret Service protection was nearby at the time of the incident.

In February 2011, a Secret Service agent who was assigned to protect former First Lady Nancy Reagan accidentally shot himself in the hip at a shooting range in Ventura, Calif., according to The Associated Press and other news outlets at the time. The gun went off as the agent was placing it back in the holster.