Stairway to politeness:
The captain (in the Fire Dept.–ed.), whose name was not released, was in a stairwell of the East Cambridge fire station at 175 Cambridge St. on an administrative task Tuesday when he was removing a personal firearm and holster from his jacket pocket in an attempt to attach it to his belt, according to Assistant Chief Gerard E. Mahoney. The gun, which he was licensed to carry, accidentally fired, hitting the captain in his hip area, Mahoney said.
According to the report, he wasn’t supposed to be packing at work.