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Two armed suspects arrested inside Denver middle school

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SWAT teams and local police arrested two men who were carrying rifles and backpacks and wandering inside an empty Denver middle school Tuesday morning.

Authorities were alerted to the break-in by a worker, who dialed police a few minutes past 10 on Monday evening and said two men carrying rifles and backpacks had broken into the school, CBS said. Police shortly after put the school — the Noel Community Arts School — on lockdown and surrounded the building.

Denver police spokesman Sgt. Steve Warneke said authorities notified the community to stay inside, ABC 7 News reported. Nobody was injured in the incident, but police did call in the bomb squad to investigate. The bomb squad then sent in a robot to scour and video the hallways, ABC 7 News said.

In the early morning hours, they also sent out a helicopter to light up the roof. They communicated with the suspects over the school public address system, finally taking the two into custody shortly after 3 a.m., police said.

Their names and ages have not yet been released.

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