RIO DE JANEIRO — According to report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen have been indicted for falsely reporting a crime.
Brazilian police official said Thursday that that Ryan Lochte fabricated the robbery claim.
Police said that the US Olympic swimmers were actually in rowdy gas station confrontation.
Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Ryan Lochte reportedly left France House early Sunday morning in a taxi headed for the Olympic Village, according to the USOC.
"Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes' money and other personal belongings. All four athletes are safe and cooperating with authorities," said a USOC spokesperson earlier in the week.
We are all safe. Thank you for your love and support.— Gunnar Bentz (@TheGunnyBunny) August 14, 2016
Police have found little evidence so far to support their accounts, and say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews.
A judge order Lochte's passport held Wednesday, but he was already back in the United States. Later in the day, Conger and Bentz were detained at the airport, then released after they agreed to comply with authorities, according to the Associated Press. All three swimmers reportedly will talk to police Thursday.
Updated reporting on Lochte story: All 3 US swimmers are at a Rio hotel and will likely be questioned today. USOC officials are with them.— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) August 18, 2016