Park police officer shoots himself in foot fending off DC raccoon attack

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
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WASHINGTON, DC (WABC) -- A United States Park Police officer shot himself in the foot while fending off a raccoon attack in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

The incident happened around noon on Horse Stable Lane in Northwest.

The officer was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The raccoon was "dispatched" by an officer at the scene, according to a Park Police statement.

Animal Control will respond to retrieve the raccoon.