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.
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.
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.