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Hilton Westchester Guest Grazed By Stray Bullet Fired From Adjoining Room

Jason Fleming

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RYE BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A hotel guest was charged with reckless endangerment after his gun accidentally went off and sent a bullet through a wall, grazing a guest in an adjoining room.

It happened Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook. No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

A guest had packed a handgun in his suitcase and was moving the weapon to a dresser when it fired, Police Chief Gregory Austin said.

The wall and furnishings slowed the bullet before it hit the guest next door, Austin said. It didn’t break his skin, Austin added.

Jason Fleming, 31, of Lockport had a permit for the gun, Austin said.

Fleming was charged with reckless endangerment and is free on $1,000 bond. He is due back in Rye Town Court Sept. 3.

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