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Olympic Champion Ryan Lochte Held At Gunpoint During Party In Rio After Winning Swimming Gold


American gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed after having a gun pointed at his head in a 'terrifying' ordeal.
Lochte was on his way back from a party in Rio last night with three other swimmers when their taxi was held up and his wallet stolen.
He and three other US swimmers were robbed by people who used fake badges and pretended to be police officers.
32-year-old Lochte, along with Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen, were all unharmed.
Lochte told NBC: "I was with a couple swimmers, we got pulled over in our taxi and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge. No lights, no nothing, just a police badge. "They pulled us over. 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.'
But, according to Lochte one of the men then pulled out his gun, cocked it, and put it to his forehead.
And he added: "He said 'get down'. I put my hands up. I was like "whatever". He took our money, he took my wallet." Gunnar Bentz tweeted: "We are all safe. Thank you for your love and support."
The USOC confirmed the athletes were all robbed on their way back to the Olympic village and said in a statement: "All four athletes are safe and cooperating with authorities."
Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira was also at the party and phoned Lochte after hearing reports of the robbery.
His spokesman said: "Today in the morning [Pereira] received the news about Lochte's incident, so he called him and Lochte told him he was fine and said the taxi he was in got robbed."

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