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WEST VALLEY CITY — A security guard at West Valley City's driver's license bureau accidentally fired his gun into the bathroom floor Wednesday morning while trying to fix a problem.

About 7:30 a.m., a 23-year-old employee from Chapman Security was at the Driver's License Division, 2780 W. 4700 South, when he noticed the thumb safety on his handgun was not engaged, said West Valley Police Sgt. Mike Powell.

The man went into the bathroom to fix the problem, but for an unknown reason kept his finger on the gun's trigger while attempting to remedy the situation, Powell said. He accidentally fired a shot into the tile floor, he said.

No one was injured. Powell said charges would not likely be filed.

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