Harlingen SWAT officer injured by flash bang grenade blast

A Harlingen police SWAT officer is recovering after a flash bang grenade blew up in his hand.

According to a news release, on March 31 several of the department’s specialized units were executing a search warrant for an aggravated robbery when the grenade detonated.

The department says the officer put himself in harms way to protect the other officers at the scene.

The blast injured his right hand and arm. He was initially taken to a local hospital for treatment but then transported to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio where he is being treated.