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Teens try to loot guns from Orlando sports store during Irma, police say

Police: SWAT team used gas inside building to arrest teen

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two teenagers were arrested Sunday night for trying to loot guns from a sports store that was closed due to Hurricane Irma, Orlando police said.

Police said a standoff was underway around 4:45 p.m. after the teenagers would not come out of the Academy Sports and Outdoors store on Gardens Ridge Way that they were trying to steal the firearms, ammunition and other items from.

Once officers surrounded the store, one of the teenagers walked out and was arrested, police said.

The other suspect would not come out of the building even after police made several announcements on a PA system, officers said.

Orlando SWAT team members arrived and set off gas inside the building, police said. They were able to arrest the second teen shortly later. 

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