Updated: One injured in accidental discharge of firearm at Steamship Authority facility in Woods Hole

WOODS HOLE – One person was injured after a firearm was reportedly accidentally discharged in Falmouth. Officials rushed to the Steamship Authority ticket office off Railroad Avenue shortly before 8 PM. According to initial reports, the person who discharged the weapon was the one hurt. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, reportedly a graze wound. Ferry passengers were likely to see police activity in the area.

Falmouth Police have told CWN the Steamship Authority area is under state jurisdiction.

State Police spokesperson Dave Procopit tells CWN a Trooper from the Bourne Barracks arrived at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal a few minutes before 8 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a shot fired. Falmouth Police also responded. Investigation revealed that a 33-year-old man from Vineyard Haven was waiting to board the ferry at approximately 7:44 p.m. when he attempted to transfer his pistol from a locked safe into a holster. While doing so, he accidentally discharged the pistol and shot himself in the torso. He was transported by EMS to Falmouth Hospital with a non-life threatening injury. The incident remains under investigation to see if any charges will be filed.

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