- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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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