A member of the Brazilian National Force holds a bullet inside the media centre at the Olympic Equestrian Centre after it went through the wall of the media centre during competition in the Individual Dressage event on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rob Carr—Getty Images
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August 8, 2016 12:47 PM EDT

A bullet that struck a media tent near the 2016 Rio Olympic’s equestrian event Saturday was intended for a police blimp, officials say.

Officials said Monday the bullet was fired from a favela, or shantytown, of Brazil, according to the Guardian. The shooter is believed to have been aiming at a security camera on the blimp.

“They were aiming at the blimp which carries cameras,” said the Rio Olympics’ organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada. “The same source, from the ministry of defense, says the first findings showed that the bullet arrived with low energy and low speed.”

Officials initially thought the bullet was a stray from an army shooting range, given the equestrian venue’s location on a military base, according to Reuters. No one was hurt during the incident.

[The Guardian]

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