>> US Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz leaving a police station in Rio after four hours of questioning over falsely claiming they had been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics. Reuters' chief correspondent in Rio, Brad Brooks, has been following developments since Conger and Bentz were pulled off their plane by police on the early hours of Wednesday, ready to return to the US.
>> Brazilian police say that the four American swimmers undoubtedly lied when they said that they were robbed at gunpoint here in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics. Instead, police said that they were involved in an altercation in a gas station in Rio. And that altercation came about because they carried out some acts of vandalism in a bathroom while they were drunk.
Police tell Reuters that the four could face charges of giving false testimony and vandalism. Those are charges that would not result in them going to prison, but probably paying some sort of fine, perhaps doing community service.>> Authorities also looking to question swimmer James Feigen and gold medalist Ryan Lochte, who has already flown home leaving his colleagues behind.
> The supposed robbery made international headlines this week. It was used as an example of Rio's dangerous streets and poor security, and has already been pointed, as the incident that has tainted South America's first games.
They then tried to pay $50 in cash as compensation.>>