The head of the local civil police, Fernando Veloso, spoke to the press today, confirming that there was no robbery, but was an incident at a gas station involving the four.
Veloso says police are determining how each of the four was involved in the incident before deciding whether to press charges. In a rough translation of the original Portuguese:
“In theory, they can come to account for false reporting of crime and damage to property,” said the head of the Civil Police. “Rio saw the name of the city stained by this fantasy version. It would be noble and worthy for them to apologize. For now, no.”
Meanwhile NBCOlympics.com reports that security guards did indeed draw their weapons in dealing with the swimmers. That sticking point of Lochte’s original story – that the group was robbed at gunpoint – has mostly been unclear so far today, with some news outlets reporting that the security guards were armed but did not draw weapons, and others reporting that the guards did draw their sidearms. This NBCOlympics report claims the latter.