Armed security guard accidentally discharges gun at church service

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An armed security guard for a church was working a service in the Clarion Hotel, located in the 300 block of West Bijou Street, when his gun discharged.

According to police, Edward Ziegs believed the firearm was empty when he racked the slide and used the trigger to de-cock the firearm, which did have a separate de-cocking lever.

The gun discharged into a chair and lodged in the floor causing no injuries.

Ziegs was arrested and given a summons for unlawful discharge of a weapon.



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