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USOC: American swimmers Conger, Bentz removed from flight to US

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Ryan Lochte speaking to the Today Show about the robbery. Ryan Lochte speaking to the Today Show about the robbery.
RIO DE JANEIRO -

On Wednesday two members of the US men's swimming team are being held by police in Brazil.

Officers actually removed Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz from their plane headed to the US before it took off. It was just hours after a judge ordered them, and two other American swimmers to stay in the country.

The Brazilian judge issued warrants for Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates, citing inconsistencies in their testimony about getting robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

Lochte and James Feigen are already in the US, but police in Brazil are now questioning Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.

Earlier this week, the swimmers said they were held up in a taxi in Rio.

"The guy pulled out his gun," Lochte told the Today Show. "He cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said get down and I was like, I put my hands up, I was like whatever.  He took our money, he took my wallet."

Police first started being skeptical about the robbery, after security video surfaced of the swimmers coming back to the Olympic village after the incident, looking like nothing had happened. 

Investigators are now trying to figure out if the swimmers lied to police about the robbery. 

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