SAN BERNARDINO ( — Officials say a sheriff’s deputy was wounded when his handgun accidentally discharged during a training exercise in San Bernardino.

Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, says the accident occurred Tuesday morning at the Frank Bland regional training facility east of Los Angeles.

Bachman says the gun went off as the deputy was re-holstering it during an exercise. The deputy was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to a lower extremity. Bachman says the deputy was then flown to a hospital in stable condition.

She says the training involved regular exercises for special enforcement and SWAT officers.

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