Rio Police spokesperson says that US swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen have not been indicted, despite reports – (corrects name)— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 18, 2016
“As part of our standard security protocol, we do not make athlete travel plans public and therefore cannot confirm the athletes’ current location,” Patrick Sandusky, spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee, said in a statement.
Conger and Bentz were detained by Brazilian authorities Wednesday night as they boarded a plane back to the United States. They were then released with the understanding they would continue their discussion concerning the incident on Thursday.
Authorities have asked that Lochte be brought back to Brazil, as Bentz, Conger and Feigen are still in Rio.
A citizen tried to act as an interpretor for the guard and the athletes, while attempting to explain to the Team USA members what they did while at the gas station. He told them they vandalized the establishment and needed to pay for their damages. Police say the swimmers paid 100 Reais (Brazilian currency) and thew in a $20 in American currency to compensate the store. The athletes then left the gas station.
“A gun was brandished,” officials said. “According to the security guard, one of the athletes was very upset. So, the use of an arm (gun) was used to detain them. It was never fired.”