U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte confirmed that he and three other swimmers were held at gunpoint and robbed saturday night at a party in Brazil.
Lochte released this official statement on Sunday:
Here were more details on the matter:
Nicole Auerbach of USA Today provided a statement on the incident:
USOC statement confirming Ryan Lochte and 3 others were robbed pic.twitter.com/fwrloczPZS— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 14, 2016
Lochte's mother spoke about the incident involving her son with Rachel Axon of USA Today.
"I think they're all shaken up. There were a few of them," Ileana Lochte said. "No, they were just—they just took their wallets, and basically that was it."
Ben Way of Fox Sports gave details covering this incident:
Lochte called his mother Ileana immediately afterwards. She told @FOXSportsNews it was "terrifying" and has just left her hotel to meet him.— Ben Way (@BenWayFOX) August 14, 2016
Here is a video of Ryan Lochte explaining what happened that night: