Atlanta, GA -- May 17, 2012 --
Police in an Atlanta suburb have enlisted the help of federal agents to examine a rifle dropped by a man who was seen aiming it at a school bus.
Clayton County police Officer Phong Nguyen says the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will try to obtain leads from the weapon, a Marlin .22-caliber rifle.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that more than 50 officers spent Wednesday afternoon going door-to-door in the neighborhood where witnesses saw the man aiming at the bus Monday morning.
The man fled when witnesses confronted him. Authorities said a neighbor chased him, but broke off the pursuit when the man used a second gun and shot at him.
Police recovered the rifle and a notebook filled with bus numbers at the scene.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.