Olympic bus carrying journalists hit by unknown projectile

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two windows were shattered when an Olympic bus carrying journalists was hit by an unknown projectile. There were no serious injuries.

“We don’t know yet if the bus was shot, or it was a stone,” organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada told The Associated Press.

Andrada said three of the 12 journalists on the bus suffered minor injuries. Two windows were shattered, with tiny chards of glass remaining in place.

“There was kind of a popping noise and something hit two windows on the side of the bus and left two hole marks, which looked like bullet holes,” David Davies, a photographer for the British-based news agency Press Association, told the AP.

He said occupants hit the floor, unsure what was happening. Davies said the bus eventually picked up a police escort.

The bus was traveling from the northern venue cluster of Deodoro to the main Olympic Park in the suburb of Barra da Tijuca.

AP

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