Pat Hickey's arrest in Rio becomes more bizarre with each emerging detail 6 years ago

Pat Hickey's arrest in Rio becomes more bizarre with each emerging detail

Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio, according to reports in Brazil.

The Olympic Council of Ireland president was arrested at a hotel in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. It is understood that Hickey was wanted for questioning over his involvement in the irregular sale of Olympic tickets.

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The BBC are reporting that police sources say that Hickey tried to escape the luxury Hotel Windsor Marapendi when the police arrived.

Police say when police knocked on his door, Hickey slid his Olympic pass under the door and attempting to flee into his son's hotel room, adjacent to his own.

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Hickey then reportedly became unwell after his arrest and was taken by police to the nearby Samaritano hospital in Rio.

A photo of Hickey in his hotel room wearing his dressing gown after police stormed his room has been sweeping the internet this afternoon.

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