Ryan Lochte and Three Other Olympians Robbed at Gun Point in Rio

Ryan Lochte and Three Other Olympians Robbed at Gun Point in Rio

Seems like safety concerns about the Rio Olympics are turning out to be very real.

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Olympians Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning going from France House to Olympic Village. 

Lochte told NBC that he and three other members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team were pulled over in a taxi by guys posing as armed police officers. 

"They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so I'm not getting down on the ground," Lochte told NBC. "And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, get down 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."

Rio de Janeiro civil police told CNN they opened an investigaation a few hours after learning about the robbery from the media, and had not been contacted by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Later on Sunday, Lochte posted a note on Instagram thanking his supporters for their concern:


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Aug 14, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT