Naked Gunmen Arrested In California Megachurch


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Joshua Gill Religion Reporter
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SWAT teams arrested two naked gunmen Wednesday night who barricaded themselves inside a megachurch in Irving, Calif.

A security guard called police when he saw the two men enter Harvest Church, pastored by Greg Laurie, with rifles around 7:30 Wednesday night, according to KCAL9/CBS2.  The pair barricaded themselves inside the church while Irving police, police dogs, and SWAT teams surrounded the building, snipers positioned on the roof, and firefighters stood nearby on hand.

The standoff ended without a fight over two hours later, and authorities led the two men out in handcuffs. Police identified the gunmen as Paul Vincent Vielkind, 34, and Brandon Joseph Vielkind, 22, and charged them with burglary and felony vandalism, according to Christian Today.

Police have yet to ascertain the two men’s motives for entering the church, naked and armed.

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