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Media Bus Attacked in Rio At Olympic Games

The media bus was attacked while travelling between Deodoro zone and the main transport mall in Rio. This incident happened between Barra and the Olympic park.

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Police are investigating an apparent gun attack on an official Olympic bus.

Two windows were shot through and glass sent over a team of journalists who were travelling between venues in Rio 2016 transport.

Police have had to deal with a number of anti Olympics demonstrations and resentment at the games has been high. Currently minor injuries were obtained from shards of glass but nothing serious noted.

Detectives will examine whether the attack was fuelled by the opposition to the $10 billion games which have been marked by stayaway Brazilians. A Turkish volunteer was said to have been injured by flying glass.

Twelve people were on board when the bullets or missiles were launched at the bus which is one of many used by athletes, officials and journalists.

The incident happened close to Barra and the Olympic Park.

A photographer working for the Press Asociation who was on board said: ‘Press Association photographer, travelling on the bus at the time of the incident, said: “We were travelling from the hockey venue to the Main Press Centre. I was sitting at the back. There was a popping, cracking noise.

The bus didn’t come to a stop but paused. Everyone was on the floor so I got on the floor as well. ‘The bus driver stopped the bus about half a minute afterwards. People started shouting ‘just keep going’. After a couple of minutes we had a police escort.

‘A few minutes later the bus pulled over on the motorway and the driver spoke to the police. Then we all got back on the bus and came back to the main transport mall.

They were returning from a basketball game when the attack happened.

David They had been to watch women’s basketball and were being taken back to the Media Centre in the Olympic Park. A woman from USA was crying, and passengers all threw themselves on the ground thinking they had been shot.

A Press Association photographer, travelling on the bus at the time of the incident, said: “We were travelling from the hockey venue to the Main Press Centre. I was sitting at the back. There was a popping, cracking noise.bus didn’t come to a stop but paused. Everyone was on the floor so I got on the floor as well.

he bus driver stopped the bus about half a minute afterwards. People started shouting ‘just keep going’. After a couple of minutes we had a police escort.

“A few minutes later the bus pulled over on the motorway and the driver spoke to the police. Then we all got back on the bus and came back to the main transport mall.

‘There were minor injuries from glass shards but nobody was seriously hurt.’

Cherryl Michaelson, a retired US Air Force captain working for a basketball publication said:’ we were shot. We could hear the reports of the fun.’

Source: Mail online

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