As we have been reporting over the last few days, Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were robbed and held up at gunpoint early Sunday morning after spending a night out following the final session of the Olympic swimming competition.
News has continued to break about the story all week, including the IOC denying the incident happened all together, and Lochte’s mom revealing that it in fact did happen. Lochte confirmed that it was true the following day and spoke about it on NBC.
A lot of the ongoing issues have stemmed from the fact that the swimmers did not file a police report, nor did they initially inform the USOC about the incident.
Things seem to have escalated once again, as the police have reportedly banned Lochte and Feigen from leaving the country until the story becomes clear and evidence is revealed, according to oglobo.com.
The police apparently received contradictory reports from both Lochte and Feigen about the incident, and the statements from the taxi driver don’t match up with their story.
Once the authorities found out that Lochte had already left the country on Monday, they obtained a warrant and searched the swimmers’ rooms in the Olympic village, mainly to locate Feigen’s cell phone to determine their location during the time of the attack. None of the four swimmers were found by police at the village, according to Globo.
USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky spoke about the incident, stating “there was no effort to detain anyone, but police did have further questions this a.m. It is a matter for our consulate and U.S. citizen services and we will continue to cooperate with all involved”, per USA Today.
There is no information as to why Bentz and Conger were not included in the report that suggests Lochte and Feigen were banned from leaving the country.