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Prisoner grabs San Diego deputy's gun, fires round inside Scripps Mercy Hospital

Police said no one was injured by the gunfire, but the deputy involved sustained a minor injury.

SAN DIEGO — A prisoner grabbed a San Diego Sheriff's Department deputy's gun, firing at least one round inside of a San Diego hospital on Saturday afternoon.

According to San Diego police, the incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.

The prisoner was able to successfully obtain the deputy's weapon and fired it. The individual was tasered and subdued by police.

Police said no one was injured by the gunfire, but the deputy involved sustained a minor injury during the incident.

"The scene has been secured and there is no threat to the hospital or the public," the San Diego Sheriff's Department said in statement.

Scripps Mercy Hospital declined CBS 8's request for a statement.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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