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U.S. swimmer Lochte robbed in Rio

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>> Rio may be notorious for robberies at gunpoint but that kind of crime rarely claims Olympic athletes or officials as it's victims, until now. The latest incident, US gold medal winning swimmer, Ryan Lochte, held up in a taxi after leaving a party where he was celebrating his win and the end of the swimming competition at the games.
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Routers Brazil Bureau Chief, Dan Flynn.>> So, we had a incident with Lochte last night. We also had a minister of Portugal who was robbed at gun point. The security chief of the games was robbed after the opening ceremony, and several more incidents like that. So people are now starting to ask, is the city safe enough to be hosting a major sporting event like this?
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>> Security has been a major concern and Brazil has brought in over 85,000 military and police troops, and controlled detonations of unattended packages in bags have become commonplace. Last week, journalists at the media center at the equestrian venue also had a near miss when a stray bullet pierced through their tent.
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And a media bus was also attacked, shattering two windows and shaking up journalists on board.