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Sent on Mormon-News: 26Feb02
By Kent Larsen
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LDS Chapel Invaders Fire Shots at Security Workers

KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON -- Two intruders in an LDS Chapel Sunday night fired on security workers when they were confronted, and then eluded police for an hour before disappearing. The pair of intruders were discovered about 9:30 pm in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 45th Avenue and Olympia Street and fired two shots at the security workers as they were leaving.

The security workers told a Kennewick Tri-City Herald reporter that they discovered the two intruders, described as approximately 15 years old and wearing "skater-type" clothes and dark beanie caps, in a classroom. When they were spotted, the two intruders started giving orders and showed a silver-barreled pistol, "They said 'Get down' and one kept saying 'Shoot them," said one of the workers. "We just kept walking."

The security workers got back into their car, and the intruders fired two shots, one well over their heads, but the second right at them. "The second shot was at us," said the security worker. "We were driving away and they shot at the vehicle."

Police arrived within the hour and searched the church with a K-9 unit, but didn't find the intruders. Bishop Doug Grover told the Tri-City Herald that he was surprised that the intruders had a gun, "We've had kids break in occasionally, but never a gun. There is nothing in the building worth breaking a window for."


Intruders fire shots in church
Kennewick WA Tri-City Herald 25Feb02 D1
By Mike Lee: Herald staff writer


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