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FBI agent whose gun went off while dancing taken into custody

NBC News logo NBC News 6/12/2018 Daniel Arkin and Andrew Blankstein
This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and is being held for Investigation of 2nd Degree Assault. Police have said Bishop was dancing at a downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up. © (Denver Police Department via AP) This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and is being held for Investigation of 2nd Degree Assault. Police have said Bishop was dancing at a downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up.

Dance like the whole world is watching.

An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally fired a gun that dropped out of its holster while he was doing a back-flip at a nightclub was booked into custody on Tuesday, jail records showed.

Chase Bishop, 29, was being held in a detention center in downtown Denver. He faces charges for second-degree assault but he has not been formally charged, according to NBC affiliate KUSA.

Denver police have said Bishop was dancing at a nightclub in the early hours of June 2 when the gun fell from his waistband holster and hit the floor.

When he went to grab it, the gun went off and wounded a man who was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

And the whole thing was captured on cellphone video.

The FBI field office in Denver declined to comment on the incident, "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation," said Amy Sanders, a spokeswoman.

Sanders said the field office would fully cooperate with Denver police and prosecutors "as this matter proceeds through the judicial process."

Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office but works out of Washington, D.C., sources told KUSA.

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