Former Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning, according to a report from USA Today’s Rachel Axon.
The Gators great has been in Rio as a participant in the 2016 Olympic Games.
According to the report, Lochte and at least one other United States swimmer were held up at gunpoint. Lochte has not yet been reached for comment on the incident, but USA Today has confirmed the event transpired through Lochte’s mother, who said she received the news in a text message from her son.
Ileana Lochte reports that her son was not injured, though his wallet was taken.
“I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them,” Ileana Lochte said, according to USA Today. “No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it.”
The crime was allegedly committed when a group of people with guns and knives approached Lochte and his teammates when the cab they were travelling in stopped for gasoline.
The IOC is denying this report, with a spokesman referring to reports of the incident are “absolutely not true.”
Lochte won a gold medal for his part in the 4-x-200 freestyle relay for the United States. The 32-year-old has 12 Olympic medals, making him the second-most decorated United States swimmer in history behind Michael Phelps’ 28 medals.