Man accidentally shoots self at Alaska State Fair

The public safety director in Palmer, Alaska, says a man accidentally shot and wounded himself Tuesday evening at the Alaska State Fair.

KTUU-TV reports that Jon Owen says the man had just arrived at the fair with his wife. The official says the man was trying to remove a gun from his waistband so he could stow it in his car when the weapon fired, hitting him in a thigh.

The unidentified man was flown to an Anchorage hospital.

The extent of his injury was not immediately known.