Rio Olympics 2016: Former US Air Force captain suggests bullets were fired at media bus

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10: A shocking incident took place at the Rio Olympics 2016 on Tuesday (August 9) after a shuttle bus carrying media personnels to the Barra Olympic Park was attacked breaking two windows.

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After a round of Police investigation it was reported that stones were thrown targetting the bus which broke the windows. The bus was hit two times after leaving Deodoro, north of Rio, for Barra Olympic park, southwest in the city.

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Around 12 media people were inside the bus when the incident took place and the Rio organising committee themselves confirmed the news of attack.

Although Police reports suggested that it was the stones which broke the windows, fresh media reports suggest that actually bullets were fired at the bus.

According to BBC's reports, Lee Michaelson, a reporter on women's basketball, who is also a retired US Air Force captain, suggested that bullets were fired at the bus.

Michaelson said: "I know what a gun sounds like. There was a very distinctive sound of the report of a gun.

"With my background and training, I got down on the floor as much as I could and I hollered to the others to get down."

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