DANVILLE (AP) — The state health department wants a thorough review after a patient’s gun fired as he was being treated in the emergency room at a central Pennsylvania hospital.
The bullet entered the top of a wall and no one was hit.
A spokesman for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said it happened around 8 p.m. Thursday as the man was being turned by ER staff inside a trauma bay.
The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reported the spokesman, Mike Ferlazzo, said a handgun fell out of the patient’s pocket and fired.
Police say the patient had a permit for that gun and that they don’t consider it a criminal matter.