Philadelphia Transit Police Scrap SIG Sauer Pistols After Incident

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Transit police officers in Philadelphia will no longer carry SIG Sauer pistols after a weapon allegedly fired without a trigger pull. On Aug. 26, SEPTA officials say an officer’s SIG Sauer P320 pistol discharged while still in its holster during rush hour inside of a subway station. No one was injured in the incident, and an investigation remains ongoing. However, the agency is pulling its entire inventory of 350 P320 pistols out of service, and will replace them with Glock pistols. “The department has received information that a preliminary inspection of the firearm was completed and failed to identify the reason why the weapon discharged without manipulation by the officer,” write SEPTA officials in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, SEPTA...

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Philadelphia Transit Police Scrap SIG Sauer Pistols After Incident

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