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Top official Hickey leaving hospital, to be questioned - source

Patrick Hickey poses on the blue carpet prior to the 2015 ANOC Awards in Washington in this October 29, 2015 file photo. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burk ...

Patrick Hickey poses on the blue carpet prior to the 2015 ANOC Awards in Washington in this October 29, 2015 file photo. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/File photo
Patrick Hickey poses on the blue carpet prior to the 2015 ANOC Awards in Washington in this October 29, 2015 file photo. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/File photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Arrested IOC official Pat Hickey was on Thursday in the process of being released from hospital, and is to be taken to a Rio police station for questioning, a source close to the situation told Reuters.

Brazilian police arrested Europe's top Olympic official in a dawn raid on his hotel on Wednesday, in connection with an investigation into the illegal resale of Olympics tickets.

The 71-year-old was admitted to Samaritano hospital for chest pain after his arrest.

(Editing by: Ossian Shine)

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