NEW BRAINTREE, MASS. (WHDH) - A State Police trainee is expected to recover after his firearm accidentally went off, injuring him Wednesday morning.

State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio said a trainee at the State Police Academy in New Braintree suffered a “non-life threatening injury” to his leg when he accidentally discharged his gun while holstering it during a training exercise.

The trainee was reportedly conscious and alert afterwards, Procopio said. He was immediately treated by medical staff before he was taken to a local hospital.

The incident will be investigated by the Division of Standards and Training and officials said the man would resume training Thursday.

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