Rio police to question 3 US swimmers on robbery

Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 4:41 AM EDT
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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Three American swimmers are expected to give statements to Brazilian police on Thursday about how they were reportedly robbed early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

A Brazilian official says the questioning will take place in Leblon, south of Rio, which is investigating the alleged robbery that targeted 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and three teammates.

U.S. Olympic officials say Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were detained by Brazilian authorities Wednesday night before getting on a homebound flight, were released with the understanding they will cooperate with the police. They said a third American swimmer, James Feigan, also will speak to the police Thursday.

Lochte, who is already back in the United States, has said the four were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with a police badge as they returned to the athletes village from a party after the final Rio Olympic swimming events.

(Copyright 2016. The Associated Press.)