IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Two naked men with rifles were arrested inside Greg Laurie’s megachurch in Irvine Wednesday night.
As KCAL9/CBS2’s Stacey Butler reports, SWAT teams with rifles trained on the suspects put handcuffs on them and walked them out without any clothing.READ MORE: Newport Beach, Long Beach And Other OC Communities Brace For Incoming High Tides And Potential Flooding
Laurie’s Harvest Church is a Christian evangelical church. He is a megapastor who runs the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim every year, which thousands attend. He just held the last crusade at Angel Stadium a week and a half ago.
A security guard saw the two men walk into the lobby of Harvest Church carrying rifles around 7:30 Wednesday night. He immediately called police.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Impregnating 15-Year-Old Girl
Butler described a massive scene — firefighters, SWAT teams, snipers on the roof, police dogs and Irvine police surrounding the building.
Officials said the suspects barricaded themselves in for more than two hours.
The incident ended peacefully when they walked out.MORE NEWS: 40 Cows Escape Meatpacking Plant In Pico Rivera; 1 Killed By Deputies After Charging Family