Thursday, September 19, 2013
FLIPPIN — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief's office at City Hall.
A police report obtained by The Baxter Bulletin says the rifle had been seized by Flippin police. In the report, Police Chief Dusty Smith says he was on the telephone in his City Hall office when Mayor J.J. Hudson came in and picked up the gun.
The chief says he heard a loud shot and saw a large hole in his window. No one was injured.
Hudson told police that he was trying to unload the firearm and that the ammunition had jammed. He told the newspaper that "it's all been taken care of" and declined further comment.