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Playa del Carmen police arrest security custodian after accidentally discharging weapon leaving one injured

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A private security company custodian was taken into police custody Sunday after accidentally discharging his weapon and injuring another person. The incident happened while he was inside the public restroom of the Centro Maya shopping plaza.

While there, he dropped his weapon, causing it to accidentally discharge. That discharged bullet hit another man, a restroom user, in the hand. Police and paramedics were called to the shopping plaza.

Medical personnel attended to the injured man’s hand while police arrested the security company custodian.

It is the second incident of its kind in a week. Last week, a Cancun police officer also accidentally discharged his weapon, which left one man with a bullet to his leg.