ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - As authorities tested a shell casing found in a white rental truck for links to the sniper attacks, high schools staged football games at secret locations Saturday so players could compete without fearing for their lives.
Police said it would be at least Monday before they could announce whether the shell casing found in the truck - a vehicle similar to one police have profiled in the ambush killings - is connected to the shooting spree that has claimed nine lives since Oct. 2.
Authorities refused to discuss any details about the truck or the shell.
"We're not going to talk about anything that was found in the truck, where it was found, how many, until we're perfectly confident about what we're going to talk about," said Michael Bouchard, agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.