Border Patrol agent shoots self in hand

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u.s.-border-patrol—use-thSAN YSIDRO, Calif. — A U.S. Border Patrol officer was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in a hand while cleaning his gun, it was reported Thursday.

The unidentified person was taken from a home in San Ysidro to UC San Diego Medical Center shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher.

Five children were in the San Ysidro home when the accident happened, according to U-T San Diego.

Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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