Ryan Lochte and 3 other Olympic swimmers robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Ryan Lochte.
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The U.S. Olympics Committee says four U.S. swimmers, including gold medalist Ryan Lochte, were robbed at gunpoint in Rio early Sunday. The robbery occurred when Lochte and teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen, were headed to the Olympic Village and the taxi they were in was stopped by a group of people posing as armed police, said USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky. The attackers demanded the swimmers hand over their money and belongings.

"And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, 'Get down,'" Lochte told NBC News. "And I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.' He took our money, he took my wallet — he left my cell phone, he left my credentials."

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