Two American swimmers who were with teammate Ryan Lochte when he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint several days ago were pulled off their plane at Rio’s airport Wednesday evening and are reportedly being detained by Brazilian authorities.
According to NBC News National Correspondent Peter Alexander, and since corroborated by several news sources and the U.S. Olympic Committee, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger are being held for questioning as authorities investigate their robbery claims.
Feigen’s whereabouts could not immediately be confirmed, though he told the San Antonio Express-News he was still in Brazil.
Feigen was reportedly scheduled to be on the same flight as Bentz and Conger but did not show up to the airport.
Steve Lochte, told The Associated Press that his son called him on Tuesday.
“I’m just happy he’s safe,” the elder Lochte told the AP. “It was an unfortunate experience for him and the other three. I don’t know what all the controversy is. They were basically taken out of the taxi and robbed. The main thing is he’s very lucky that he’s safe and that all they got was his cash and wallet.”