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14 Mar 2014
15 Mar 2014
SERT officer hurt during training accident
A member of the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team was injured Wednesday morning when a flashbang grenade he was holding exploded, causing a non-life-threatening hand injury.
The SERT officer was transported to an area hospital. His name was not immediately released. He is a 23-year bureau veteran.
The incident occurred during a training exercise. The bureau is conducting a review of the incident to determine how it occurred.