A policeman accidentally shot himself in the foot inside a train of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 on Sunday morning, an LRT personnel confirmed.
“Yes, confirmed ang incident. Duly coordinated na sa commanding officer ng police officer concerned for proper action,” Spokesman and board secretary of LRTA Hernando Cabrera told Inquirer.net.
“Somehow sumabit baril niya sa bag ng isa pasahero. Naka chamber ready to fire (which is against existing policy when inside the stations and trains) kaya pumutok,” he added.
In a viral Facebook post by netizen Regie Panogan, a gunshot was heard inside a train along V. Mapa station at around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday.
He said the cop went out of the train “as if nothing happened.”
The LRTA personnel said the accidental discharge of firearm by PO1 Aaron Torres was confirmed by Regional Public Safety Battalion head Police Chief Inspector Wilmer Binag.
Torres, who is assigned at LRT Line 2 at that time, was later sent to a hospital
Cabrera said the Philippine National Police will be filing administrative charge against Torres. – ANN