Brazilian Police Remove Two US Swimmers From Airplane: USOC

Brazilian police remove two US swimmers from airplane: USOC

RIO DE JANEIRO,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Augst,2016) - Rio police took two US Olympic swimmers off a plane about to leave Brazil for questioning in a row over their claim to have been victims of an armed mugging, US officials said Wednesday.

"We can confirm that Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight to the United States by Brazilian authorities," said Patrick Sandusky, spokesman for the US Olympic Committee. The two were with star US swimmer Ryan Lochte and another squad member James Feigen when they said they were robbed.

A Brazilian judge ordered a probe saying their story is full of inconsistencies.