U.S. Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were pulled off their flight by Brazilian authorities yesterday, and interviewed by police about the alleged gunpoint robbery in Rio ....
A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of U.S. swimming star Ryan Lochte's passport after an investigation of claims about being robbed at gunpoint while in Rio produced little evidence. The passport of James Feigen, another U.S. swimmer, has also been requested.
Earlier yesterday, a Brazilian judge ordered the seizure of Ryan Lochte's passport after an investigation into the claims produced little evidence. But Lochte had already left Brazil and arrived in the U.S., according to American officials.
The passport of James Feigen, another U.S. swimmer, has also been requested. As of yesterday, he was still in Brazil. Conger and Bentz, the two others with Lochte during the alleged robbery, were captured by Brazilian television entering a police station inside the airport, speaking with police officers, after being removed from their flight. They declined to speak with reporters at the entrance to the station. A few hours later, they were spotted being escorted out of the police station amid a media scrum, and then whisked away in a black car.