Two U.S. Olympic swimmers have been pulled from their flight out of Rio and detained for police questioning, in connection with the pair’s claim of being robbed at gunpoint along with James Feigen and Ryan Lochte, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were detained after boarding their Wednesday night flight, NBC reports. The United States Olympic Committee confirmed the development to PEOPLE.
A source in the USOC adds, “We’ve been trying to reach them all day and they haven’t answered.”
According to local reports, Bentz and Conger were wanted for questioning after police said they suspect the group’s robbery claim could be false, pointing toward what they called vague or contradictory information.
Lochte has said the foursome were robbed early Sunday.
It was not immediately clear where Bentz and Conger had been transported. A source tells PEOPLE they do not have representation with them.
“They’ve been completely non-responsive today,” a member of Team U.S.A. tells PEOPLE. “I don’t know that they knew how serious this was, and that they were about to start an international incident. The feeling was that this was Ryan’s issue, because he was the one who had talked to police the most, but this is a big deal for all of them.
“Right now, we don’t know what’s going on, but this is serious. They’re in Brazilian custody right now, and that’s something that we have no control over.”
A judge earlier ordered Lochte’s passport seized, which would have prevented him leaving the country, though he had already headed back to America before the order was issued.
Feigen’s passport was also ordered seized. He is still in Brazil, according to NBC, though it was not immediately clear if he had been questioned by police.