WorkSafe NB investigating Fredericton Police training incident

WorkSafe NB

WorkSafe NB is investigating an incident a Fredericton Police Headquarters on Tuesday night.

Fredericton Police Spokesperson Alycia Bartlett tells our newsroom that four Fredericton Police officers were participating in mandatory firearms drills in the training room shortly after 9:00 p.m.

During the drills, there was an accidental discharge of a firearm.

Bartlett says WorkSafe NB was contacted immediately, and they will be conducting an investigation into the incident. 

In a release, Fredericton Police Chief Roger Brown says, "We recognize the seriousness of the incident that took place [Tuesday] evening and we are conducting a full investigation to find out what happened, and to ensure it doesn't happen again. Safety is paramount when handling any type of firearm, and thankfully no one was injured in this case. We are committed to continuing safe weapons handling training for all of our officers."

No one was injured in the incident.

Bartlett added there will also be a Police Act investigation to determine exactly what took place, but no officers have been suspended as of Thursday morning.

WorkSafe NB confirmed their investigation in an e-mail to our newsroom Thursday morning, but refused to provide any additional details.