Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Armored truck guard accidentally shot privateofficer.com



Neligh NE Ja 10 2017 Police have confirmed that an armored truck security officer was shot at a bank last week.
Authorities say that the shooting at the drive-thru of a Neligh bank appears to be accidental.
According to Neligh Police Chief Mike Wright, the co-driver with the Rochester Armored Car Company for Pinnacle Bank was accidentally shot on Thursday, Dec. 29, at about 11 a.m.
The incident occurred at the Pinnacle Bank drive-thru located near the intersection of 5th Street and Main Street in downtown Neligh.
“As the co-driver exited the armored truck, it is believed his service revolver became entangled in the vehicle seatbelt and discharged one round. The co-driver was struck in the right leg,” Wright said.
Wright said the injured man was transported by the Rochester Armored Car Company driver to Antelope Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.  The discharged round was recovered at the hospital.

“This was a very unfortunate accident in which all involved are grateful the injury was minor. Actions have been taken to prevent an incident like this from occurring again,” Wright said.

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