Further security measures were promised after a bullet landed in the stables area at the Rio Olympics today (Wednesday), reports Jack Burns.
A spokesman for the Rio organising committee said: “We are aware of an incident this morning in the stable area.
“The security services responded rapidly and are on site now establishing the facts.
“We will update you as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, additional security has been deployed to the venue to support the investigation and ensure the safety of everyone on site. This is our top priority.
“Nobody was injured, nobody was hurt,” the spokesperson added.
The incident follows an attack on a media bus at the Olympic venue last night when shots were fired and broke two windows in the vehicle. Nobody was reported as being seriously hurt.
An apparently stray bullet also landed in the media centre during the dressage phase of Three Day Eventing, when the room was full of reporters and photographers. Again, no injuries were reported. This first bullet was believed to have resulted from an attempt to shoot down a police balloon which was monitoring areas some distance from the equestrian centre.
Audio statement by Rio organising committee at this link