IRVINE, Calif. — Irvine police say they arrested two naked men armed with rifles who barricaded themselves inside an empty church before they surrendered to authorities.

Irvine police spokeswoman Kim Mohr tells the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2glxHtX ) that a security guard at a neighboring business told police he saw two naked men entering the church on Wednesday night. SWAT team members tracked the men’s movements inside the Irvine church through a video feed. The men came out after a two-hour standoff and were taken into custody.

According to police, there are no other suspects. Authorities are unsure of what the men’s motivations were.

Mohr says the men’s names would not be released until Thursday.


Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.