Ga. fire officials probe ‘rookie prank’ video

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.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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