Father: Lochte back in US; Rio judge orders passports held

Published: Aug. 17, 2016 at 1:36 PM EDT
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Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The father of American swimmer Ryan Lochte says his gold medal-winning son arrived back in the United States before a Brazilian judge ordered Wednesday that the passports of Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen be seized as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Steve Lochte told The Associated Press by phone from his Florida home that his son called him Tuesday after arriving in the U.S. The 32-year-old swimmer was going to pick up his car and buy a new wallet to replace the one that he said was stolen from him in the robbery.

Feigen's whereabouts could not immediately be confirmed.

The office of Judge Keyla Blank confirmed the order Wednesday in a statement.

(Copyright 2016. The Associated Press. )