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Ryan Lochte Held At Gunpoint In Rio, His Mother Claims

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Ryan Lochte and at least one other United States swimmer were reportedly held at gunpoint and robbed in Rio early Sunday morning, the swimmer’s mother said.

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(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

Ileana Lochte said the Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira invited her son and several others to a party Saturday night and when the group — including one other U.S. swimmer — was on their way, the driver of their cab stopped to get gas. A group of people with “knives and guns” approached and robbed them, taking Lochte’s wallet.

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(Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“I think they’re all shaken up,” Ileana Lochte told USA Today. “There were a few of them. No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it.”

“I’ll be OK when I see him.”

(Photo: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

(Photo: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee said reports that he was held at gunpoint and robbed were “absolutely not true.”

More details to come