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Police: Rifle round fired on UM campus an accident

By The Associated Press
Published On: Nov 24 2013 11:16:46 AM MST
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A 59-year-old Missoula man who authorities say accidently fired a rifle while in his University Villages apartment on the University of Montana campus faces a charge of discharging a firearm within city limits.
    
The University of Montana says the man reported the incident to the school's Office of Public Safety. The man says he was cleaning the .308-caliber rifle about 7 p.m. Friday when it fired.
    
Capt. Ben Gladwin says the bullet went through a wall and into an adjoining apartment. No one was injured.
    
The man is a part-time student and also an employee at the university.
    
The Office of Public Safety declined to release the man's name to The Associated Press on Sunday.