RIO DE JANEIRO (CBS NEWS) – Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A police statement Thursday says Lochte will be informed in the United States so he can decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.

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Lochte initially said that he and fellow swimmers Jack Conger, from the University of Texas at Austin, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with a police badge as they returned to the Olympic Village from a party. However, security video suggested the four actually faced security guards after vandalizing a gas station restroom.

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Lochte has since acknowledged he was highly intoxicated and his behavior led to the confrontation.

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