Police in Lebanon, New Hampshire, arrested Michael Bushey, 21, on a charge of reckless conduct with a firearm on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.
Photo: (Lebanon Police Department)
Photo: (Lebanon Police Department)

Man arrested after shooting himself in leg at New Hampshire Denny’s, police say

Authorities have arrested a Vermont man after he shot himself in the leg last month during a visit to a Denny’s in New Hampshire, police in Lebanon said Friday in a news release.Officers first encountered Michael Bushey, 21, in the early morning hours of Nov. 23, while responding to a report of a man who had accidentally discharged a firearm in the Denny's on Plainfield Road in Lebanon.Responding authorities said they found Bushey, who is from Bethel, Vermont, with minor injuries around 4 a.m. after he shot himself in the leg. Although police said others were nearby during the incident, no other injuries were reported. Authorities said they recovered a black .45 caliber pistol from the scene.After a subsequent investigation, which included a review of Denny's surveillance footage, a warrant for Bushey's arrest was issued Dec. 12. He was arrested that day on a charge of reckless conduct with a firearm, a class B felony.Police said Bushey has since been released on his own recognizance. He’s expected to appear in Grafton County Superior Court on Dec. 30.

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