US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off a flight in Rio Wednesday night as Brazilian authorities continue to question their claim that they were robbed at gunpoint.
The Brazilian Newspaper O Globo reports that Bentz and Conger tried to leave Rio on a United flight bound for Houston, but Federal Police agents pulled them off the plane before it took off.
Earlier in the day, a Brazilian judge ordered that the passports of Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen be seized. Lochte had already returned to the US. Feigen, according to one report, was still in Brazil. Fox News reports that Feigen may have been on the United flight along with Bentz and Conger, but that is unconfirmed at the moment.
This all follows the continued questions surrounding events of early Sunday morning in Rio, where Lochte and his three teammates claim to have been robbed. Security footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows the four men emptying their pockets before going through a metal detector. The Mail reports that the items seen in the video were items the swimmers reported as stolen.
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