Gunfire not ruled out as Olympic press bus windows smashed


Security officials in Rio de Janeiro are investigating whether a bus carrying journalists between Olympic venues was shot at on Tuesday evening.

Two windows were smashed and three of the 12 people on board suffered cuts.

Mario Andrada, chief spokesman for Rio 2016's organising committee, said: "We don't know yet if the bus was shot, or it was a stone."

The bus was travelling between the Deodoro hockey venue and the main press centre at Barra da Tijuca.

Lee Michaelson, a reporter on women's basketball and a former US Air Force captain, said: "I know what a gun sounds like. 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.

"The others were just beginning to respond. I started yelling at them, 'Get down, get down, we are taking fire'."

The International Olympic Committee said security forces are investigating the incident.

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