Brazil police says stray bullet was not targeting media

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Posted: Aug 06, 2016 5:21 PM
Brazil police says stray bullet was not targeting media

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian military and police say the bullet which flew through the roof of a media tent at the Olympic Equestrian Center was simply "an unfortunate incident."

There was a scare during the lunch break at the dressage event Saturday as a military-looking bullet pierced the roof of the tent and landed on the floor. The competition was not disrupted and nobody was hurt.

Organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada says authorities are investigating the incident and "they can clearly determine this area was not the target, it was a stray bullet."

Andrada adds "they can confirm it has nothing to do with the games but they cannot be more precise at the moment."

The security around the venue has been reinforced, however.


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