Police in Brazil want more answers from Ryan Lochte and fellow U.S. swimmers allegedly robbed at gunpoint in Rio, USA Today reported.
What's more, the case could be starting to take an ominous turn. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a Brazilian judge has ordered Lochte to stay in the country while the investigation into their case continues. U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen was also ordered to remain in Brazil, according to an AP report. The judge also ordered their passports to be seized.
USA Today's report said no swimmers had been detained amid unspecified reports of arrest warrants being issued for the U.S. Olympians. One potential problem: Lochte has since returned to the United States, his attorney told USA Today.
Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Feigen were with Lochte on Sunday in Rio when the alleged robbery took place.
According to USA Today, police in Rio investigating the case say the U.S. swimmers aren't able to provide key details of the incident, adding that there's little evidence supporting their account.
“There was no effort to detain anyone, but police did have further questions this a.m. It is a matter for our consulate and U.S. citizen services, and we will continue to cooperate with all involved," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Lochte and his attorney stood by the swimmer's version of events, that "their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes’ money and other personal belongings," according to a USOC statement.
So far, reports say police have been unable to find the man who was driving the taxi in which the swimmers said they were riding or any other witnesses to the crime.
Lochte previously said he and his teammates feared that they would get in trouble if they told the USOC about the incident. An IOC spokesman said at a news conference that the USOC had told him that the rumors of Lochte being robbed were untrue.