Passenger injured after other passenger’s gun goes off at Greyhound bus station

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by Tim Wetzel / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 7:01 PM

HOUSTON -- Houston police say a man was able to sneak a gun past a security checkpoint at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Thursday morning.

The gun accidentally went off, shooting the ground. The bullet fragments hit another passenger, causing minor injuries.

A company spokesman says Greyhound does not allow weapons on its busses. Security at the station is supposed to check passengers and their luggage with a handheld metal detector.

“He made it through the checkpoint,” said Orlando Gomez with the Houston Police Department. “I'm not sure how he got that weapon through.”

The man with the gun was arrested and police said they also found drugs on him.

“That's pretty dangerous, you know what I'm saying,” said fellow passenger Luis Rodriguez. “That's a breach of security right there. They should double check everything -- especially with all that terrorism going around right now.”

A Greyhound spokesman says the company is cooperating police and investigating to see how the weapon made it through security.

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