Police in north Georgia say they’re trying to find a man who witnesses say pointed a rifle at a moving school bus this week and apparently left a note at the scene containing school bus numbers.
The incident in Hampton has prompted Clayton County police to start escorting school buses through the Greystone subdivision, and federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation.
A resident of the subdivision told police that a man was crouched in a backyard of a home in Hampton – about 25 miles southeast of Atlanta – on Monday morning and pointed a rifle at a moving bus.
“About the time the school bus pulled up to pick up two kids … the guy started aiming the gun," the resident, David Dillard, told CNN affiliate WSB.
Dillard said he yelled at the man, and the man dropped the rifle and ran away. Dillard said his nephew, who was nearby, ran after him.
The gunman fired a pistol at the nephew – hitting no one – before escaping on foot, Clayton County police Lt. Chris Windley said, citing witness accounts.
A security checkpoint that serves passengers intending to board Delta Airlines flights at San Francisco International Airport has been closed because of a suspicious package, an airport spokesman said Friday afternoon.
Authorities are investigating the package, said Mike McCarron, the airport's director Of community
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Flights were continuing as normal, he said.