The Kiwi sportsman in Brazil who says he was kidnapped by men in police uniform was holed up in his Rio apartment this morning, after he says the same men arrived unannounced at his home.

Jason Lee, Jiu-Jitsu athlete and boyfriend of New Zealand journalist Laura McQuillan said yesterday that he was kidnapped by the men and forced to withdraw "a large sum of money for a bribe" from two ATMs.