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2 men arrested after realistic air rifle prompts Surrey RCMP response

This was the third incident in Surrey in recent weeks involving an airsoft or pellet gun. Global News / File

Two men were arrested Thursday after allegedly carrying a realistic looking air rifle near a Surrey high school.

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School was placed on hold and secure protocol as a precaution Thursday afternoon after reports of people walking outside with a gun.

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Under a hold and secure protocol, students are kept inside but school operations remain otherwise as normal.

Mounties said the two suspects were located at a nearby home, where they were taken into custody. Police said they also located two airsoft rifles.

The hold and secure was lifted early Thursday afternoon.

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This was the third incident in Surrey in recent weeks involving an airsoft or pellet gun.

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— With files from Janet Brown

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