The Suquamish Tribe owns and operates the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Washington. Photo: Port Madison Enterprises

Police officer's rifle went off inside Suquamish Tribe's casino

Authorities in Washington are looking into an incident in which a police officer's rifle was discharged at the casino owned by the Suquamish Tribe, The Kitsap Sun reports.

An officer from nearby Bainbridge Island responded to a fight at the Clearwater Casino on April 19 when the gun went off, the paper said. There was no indication of a malfunction so police chief Matt Hamner wants to find out what happened.

“I want to know what the cause is so we can make sure it never happens again,” Hamner told the paper. He said the firearm at issue is no longer in use by his department.

The casino is located in Suquamish. Bainbridge Island is just across the bridge from the facility so police officers from that community sometimes respond to request for backup.

Read More on the Story:
Bainbridge officer's rifle fired in casino, chief wants to know why (The Kitsap Sun May 15, 2018)

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