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Two U.S. Swimmers Taken Off Plane For Questioning in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil pulled two U.S. Olympic swimmers from a United flight from Rio de Janeiro to Houston, Texas on Wednesday night and took them in for questioning related to the robbery which occurred on Friday night (August 12th) in the city.

"Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were detained Wednesday night shortly before their flight was scheduled to depart from Rio. They were released by local authorities with the understanding that they would continue their discussions about the incident on Thursday,” said USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky.

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