NNSA: Two Y-12 security police officers injured in accidental discharge of firearm

Y-12 National Security Complex Aerial View

Two security police officers received minor injuries this past evening when a firearm accidentally discharged at the Y-12 National Security Complex, pictured above. (Submitted photo)

Two security police officers received minor injuries as a result of an accidental discharge of a firearm at the Y-12 National Security Complex last evening, a federal spokesman said Sunday.

The two employees received first aid on site and were taken to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, where they were treated and released, said Steven Wyatt, public affairs manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office at Y-12.

Wyatt said the incident is under investigation, and no other details are available.

He said he is not aware of any similar event occurring at Y-12.

More information will be added as it becomes available.



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  • Mark Caldwell

    I bet the firearms used were handguns.

    And yet again.

    • Tj garland

      Try this –https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M240_machine_gun

      • Mark Caldwell

        Really? How do you know? Cool looking weapon though.

        • Tj Garland

          I am a Good friend of an employee.

          • Helen Standifer

            Well, tell them to be more careful!!!!!

      • Helen Standifer

        Wow good thing they didn’t have that one, they might have killed each other. Maybe these kinds of guards should start out with bb guns…hasn’t this happened before fairly recently?

    • Ck Kelsey

      DUH. What if it wasn’t Markie?

      • Mark Caldwell

        Aren’t you the silly man.