Ryan Lochte may not have actually been robbed. But it appears parts of his story may be true.
According to the AP, a Brazilian police official said that two security guards pointed guns at at the four U.S. swimmers during a confrontation at a gas station.
BREAKING: Brazil police official: 2 security guards pointed guns at US Olympic swimmers during gas station confrontation.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 18, 2016
At the same gas station Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, James Feigen and Jack Conger reportedly broke a gas station door and urinated all over the floor of the gas station.
As for whether an actual robbery occurred, a Brazilian police official says that Bentz and Conger told officially that Lochte made up his robbery story.
Bentz and Conger were both pulled off their plane on Wednesday night to be questioned by Brazilian officials. The two had their passports seized. Feigen had his passport seized earlier on Wednesday. Lochte’s passport had also been ordered to be seized but he left Brazil on Tuesday.
The U.S. Olympic Committee put out a statement earlier today that Conger, Feigen and Bentz have been cooperating with Brazilian authorities on the matter. Bentz has also been in communication with Jack Bauerle, his head coach at the University of Georgia.
Lochte claimed the robbery first happened on Sunday. A report that came out earlier on Thursday said that at around 6 a.m., the four swimmers tried to use the bathroom in a gas station outside of Rio. When one of the swimmers could not open the door, the other swimmers tried to open it and ended up breaking it.
The owner of the gas station asked for the swimmers to pay for the door. The swimmers left an undisclosed amount of money and left the gas station.