Police investigating reports of two men wearing military-style gear carrying what appeared to be rifles through Inglewood have made two arrests after a traffic stop.
Los Angeles police said the men were taken into custody in Lake View Terrace for questioning. They appeared to be carrying what police desribed as "an assault weapon with extended magazines."
One of the men was struck by a rubber bullet fired by an officer during the brief standoff, police said.
No weapons were found during a search of the men's sport utility vehicle, police said.
The driver and a passenger in an SUV surrendered to Los Angeles police near Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street, hours after a call came in at around midnight about men dressed in a full tactical outfit roaming Inglewood. One of the men was heard yelling about a police protest, Inglewood police said, and was holding what appeared to be a rifle.
Police weren't sure whether the weapons they had were real.
"It appeared to be an assault weapon with extended magazines on them," said LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green. "We're trying to determine whether they're legal weapons."
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The two men left in a car and the search ended without arrests, police said.
A vehicle matching the description of the car used by the armed men was spotted in the area of Roscoe and Bardwell Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Mission Division.