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Bus Driver Rams Taxi Cab Down Street In Rio (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified bus driver was recently filmed ramming a taxi cab down a street in Rio de Janeiro (video below).

The bus driver may have been upset about the traffic jams caused by the Olympic Games and flipped out, according to RT.

The bizarre road rage incident reportedly happened on Aug. 10.

A different bus carrying about dozen journalists was shot at on Aug. 9 while in transit from a basketball game in the Deodoro zone to the Olympic Park, reports The Sun.

According to witnesses, bus windows were broken and passengers dove for the floor.

A photographer on the bus described the incident:

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 [highway] and the driver spoke to the police. Then we all got back on the bus and came back to the main transport mall.

"We were shot at. I mean we could hear the report of the gun," Sherryl "Lee" Michaelson, a retired U.S. Air Force captain turned journalist, told Reuters.

Mario Andrada, a Rio organizing committee representative, said the incident was not a confirmed shooting and is being investigated.

"We haven't yet been able to confirm what kind of projectile hit the bus," Andrada stated. "We don't want to speculate."

Reuters also notes that a bullet was fired at the Olympic equestrian center on Aug. 6. That bullet missed reporters by only a few feet, and is believed to have been shot by a gang member who was aiming at a police blimp or drone.

Bomb squads were called to Copacabana beach on Aug. 9 to investigate a suspicious package, which was blown up in a controlled detonation outside the Copacabana Palace hotel, notes The Sun.

Sources: RT, The Sun, Reuters / Photo credit: YouTube

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