UPDATE, 2:33 p.m. ET: We are learning more about Lochte's close call during the hold-up, and the details are scary!
According to TMZ, Lochte was in a cab with three other swimmers when men dressed as police ordered everybody out and down to the ground. (That's something we've seen before at these Olympics.)
The other swimmers complied, but at first Lochte refused, since he hadn't done anything wrong.
That's when, according to the report, one of the robbers put a gun to Lochte's head (!) and cocked it (!!), and asked for the swimmer's wallet.
Lochte obliged, of course, and it appears that the swimmers involved were unharmed. Crazy…
Also, on a more humorous note, there's this (below):
This story is scary — or just plain weird.
Ryan Lochte was apparently held up at gunpoint early Sunday morning in Rio De Janeiro, according to the Olympic star's own mother.
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He was unharmed, thankfully, but Ileana Lochte told reporters that the star American athlete was on his way to a party with a group of people — including at least one of his US teammates — when they were mugged.
She said to USA Today (below):
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