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Gun with blank ammunition injures Olmsted Co. deputy during training

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Olmsted County Sheriff's Office training sergeant was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus after a gun with blank ammunition discharged and struck him.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said Sgt. Jon Jacobson, 40, was conducting a training exercise Thursday about 8:45 a.m. at the Regional Public Safety Training Center at 2116 Campus Drive Southeast. Jacobson took control of a .38 caliber revolver with blank ammunition after the training exercise. He put it in back of his waistband, and when he went to retrieve his weapon, it got caught on something and discharged. The sheriff's office said the reaction of the gun powder and gas of the gun did cause serious injury to his buttocks.

Jacobson was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, and is expected to be released on Friday. The sheriff's office said Jacobson's injury is not career ending and he's in good spirits.

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