Airport cop hurt in accidental shooting

Posted at 08/23/2012 1:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An airport policeman was accidentally shot by a fellow cop at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Wednesday evening.

Corporal Reynold Mata of the Airport Police Department sustained a wound to his left leg after he was accidentally shot by Corporal Joseph Miranda at around 7 p.m., according to a report by PO3 Paul Armas.

Armas said Miranda accidentally shot Mata with a gun issued to Corporal Christopher de Guzman.

He said Miranda picked the 9mm pistol and accidentally fired it after de Guzman placed it near the X-ray machine while helping with the frisking of passengers at the initial security checkpoint of the terminal.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said an investigation has been launched into the incident.

The Airport Police Department is under the MIAA. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM