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Olympic Swimmers Gunnar Bentz & Jack Conger Pulled From Flight in Rio Amid Robbery Allegations

Olympic Swimmers Gunnar Bentz & Jack Conger Pulled From Flight in Rio Amid Robbery Allegations

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled from their flight while traveling home from the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Wednesday (August 17) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The U.S. Olympic swimmers were detained for police questioning in connection with the robbery that took place over the weekend with teammates James Feigen and Ryan Lochte, the L.A. Times reports.

“They’ve been completely non-responsive today,” a member of Team U.S.A. told People. “I don’t know that they knew how serious this was, and that they were about to start an international incident. The feeling was that this was Ryan‘s issue, because he was the one who had talked to police the most, but this is a big deal for all of them.

The source added, “Right now, we don’t know what’s going on, but this is serious. They’re in Brazilian custody right now, and that’s something that we have no control over.”

Police reportedly suspected the group’s robbery claim to be false. A judge issued their passports be seized.

Ryan is already back in the U.S. and left before the order was issued. This is a developing story.

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