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Police source: 4 hurt when gun accidentally goes off in lobby of NYC's swanky Waldorf Astoria

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

A police source says a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris.

The incident happened at 7:25 p.m. Saturday in the Park Avenue hotel's lobby.

A police official with knowledge of the investigation says the wedding guest's gun discharged and the bullet hit the floor. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. He says four people were hit by either shrapnel from the bullet or pieces of the floor.

The shooter was placed under arrest.

A Fire Department spokesman says the four victims were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

The Waldorf Astoria is one of New York's best-known hotels. It's where the U.S. president stays during the United Nations General Assembly.