VIDEO: Protests, Bomb Scares Challenge Security On Day 1 of the 2016 Rio Olympics

By  //  August 6, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: A small blast shook the area near the finish line of the men’s cycling road race Saturday with about 70 kilometers to go in the race. No one was injured, and the event went on unaffected.

(CBS NEWS) – A small blast shook the area near the finish line of the men’s cycling road race Saturday with about 70 kilometers to go in the race. No one was injured, and the event went on unaffected.

Reporters heard a loud boom on the press tribune and felt the ground shake.

An officer assigned to the event said it was a controlled explosion of an unattended bag. He did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak.

A half-dozen military police cordoned off the area. No one was immediately evacuated.

There is a heavy security presence throughout the city amid worries about safety as the Olympics begin.

There have been several bomb scares in the city the last couple weeks.

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