Officer shoots himself during raccoon attack in D.C.

Posted: 3:01 PM, Nov 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-04 06:41:11-04

A U.S. Park Police officer shot himself during a raccoon attack in Washington, D.C. Thursday.

Police said around 12 p.m., the officer shot himself in the foot while defending himself against a raccoon on Horse Stable Lane. 

He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Animal Control responded to the scene to retrieve the raccoon. 


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