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Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit

LOS ANGELES ( — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers.

Two armed black men were seen about 12:45 a.m. dressed in military garb walking on Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to police.

While the men carried "assault-type gear", officers monitored their activity but took no action for the safety of several bystanders watching, according to Inglewood Police Lt. Greg Held.

Inglewood men armed with rifles
(credit: LOUDLABS)

The men were reportedly walking the neighborhood in a Black Lives Matter-type protest.

The men were taken into custody for questioning shortly before 7 a.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street, the Los Angeles Police
Department reported.

Police fired a bean bag weapon at the men, which ultimately led to their arrest.

Video footage shopwed the two men "with what appeared to be assault rifles, body armor, and Kevlar helmets", according to LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green

"There was video footage of two individuals ... ," Green said. "So, investigatively, since then we've been moving forward to try and determine if
these are legal assault weapons, and what the intentions of the individuals were."

No injuries were reported.

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