Cleveland police say no shots fired on vehicle near Republican convention

A female activist is handcuffed with others after raising a banner from the flag poles outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the convention on July 19, 2016.
A female activist is handcuffed with others after raising a banner from the flag poles outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the convention on July 19, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

CLEVELAND (REUTERS) - Police in Cleveland said that no gunshots had been fired on a transport vehicle near the site of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday (July 19) following a Reuters report of gunshots.

“There were no shots fired on any of our police transport vehicles right now near the Quicken Loans Arena,” officials said in a statement released by the Joint Information Centre overseeing security at the four-day event.

“We called all transport vehicles. They reported all clear.”

Earlier, a Reuters reporter standing near a police officer heard radio traffic stating that shots had been fired.

Asked about the radio traffic, officers on the street said shots had been fired at a police transport about 0.8km from the arena.