US swimmers pulled off homebound flight as questions surround Lochte robbery claim

(FOX NEWS) Two U.S. Olympic swimmers were pulled off their flight home by Brazilian federal police Wednesday as new questions arose Wednesday about robbery claims made by swimming star Ryan Lochte.

The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed that Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were detained at Rio de Janeiro's international airport. Brazil's O Globo newspaper reported that the athletes were being questioned at a local police station about the bizarre incident.

The pair were detained hours after a Brazilian judge ordered Lochte and a fourth American swimmer James Feigen to remain in Brazil while police investigate.

The swimmers claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi early Sunday as they returned to the athletes village from a party, several hours after the last Olympic swimming events were held.

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