NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Two Port Authority police officers are being treated after being shot accidentally by a gun one of them was cleaning.

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The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Port Newark.

A Port Authority spokesman says an officer in the Port Authority's Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit was cleaning his weapon when it accidentally discharged.

The spokesman says the bullet went through the officer's left hand and then struck a second officer who was nearby in the left thigh.

He says both men were taken to University Hospital in stable condition.

Port Authority police and the inspector general's office are on the scene investigating.

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