September 20, 2011
Fire officials in central Georgia say they’ve begun an investigation after a video posted online shows a purported prank in which a masked man bursts into a fire station and threatens firefighters with a gun.
The Telegraph of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/omeUff) that the video, posted Sunday on YouTube, is titled “Rookie prank.”
Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said he’s “deeply saddened” by the video, which shows scared firefighters face-down on the ground as a man with a yellow bandana over his face waves a gun.
At one point, the gunman leads a firefighter away from his spot on the ground. Moments later, the sound of a gunshot is heard.
Bibb County Commissioner Lonzy Edwards says the video comes at a time when local leaders have been trying to find solutions to recent gun violence.
Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com
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