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A woman at the 40th and Market Street SEPTA station was injured after a gun accidentally went off during rush hour.

The woman, who was sitting down at the time, was not struck by a bullet, but was injured by debris that fell on her after the gun went off, SEPTA spokesperson Heather Redfern said. The woman was taken to the hospital after she sustained non-life threatening injuries to her arm and face, Redfern added.

The incident, which was reported just before 4 p.m., occurred after a man entered the station carrying a duffel bag. While he was searching through his bag, the gun in his bag discharged, Redfern said.

“We don’t think he was aware that the gun went off,” Redfern added.

After the gun went off, the man got on the train and continued eastbound into Center City. Both SEPTA and the Philadelphia Police Department are currently investigating the situation.

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