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Officer suspected of firing live rounds at World Cup protest under investigation

Police in Rio de Janeiro are investigating the case of a policeman who appears to have fired a live round at anti-World Cup protesters, a scene caught on an Associated Press video.

Police in Rio de Janeiro investigating after scene caught on video

Anti-World Cup protestors gather to march to Maracana Stadium while police take security measures in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Police in Rio de Janeiro are investigating the case of a policeman who appears to have fired a live round at anti-World Cup protesters, a scene caught on an Associated Press video.

Rio state's military police say the officer presented himself to headquarters Monday.

He is being questioned and has been taken off duty pending the investigation. It is not clear if any protesters were hurt by the shot he allegedly fired.

Meanwhile, Rio's civil police confirm that one of their officers was caught on camera brandishing a gun in a separate incident during the Sunday night protests. He later fired two shots in the air.

The action unfolded during a small but violent anti-World Cup protest that happened near the Maracana soccer stadium just before Argentina defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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