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Police officer hurt in electrical accident released from hospital

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The 31-year-old Honolulu Police officer injured by an electrical shock while working a security detail near the airport has been released from Queen’s Medical Center.

The officer was staffing a security post at Aolele street set up  for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings when he touched a road lighting fixture on a railing and was shocked, police said. 

Dan Meisenzahl, the state Department of Transportation spokesman, said maintenance crews today are investigating the ramp’s railing which contains the lighting fixture.

Paramedics were sent to the scene about 6:30 p.m., a spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Services said.

The officer was treated at Queen’s Sunday night and released. His name and extent of injuries was not released.

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