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Two men were detailed by Los Angeles police following Ryan Lochte’s debut performance on Monday night’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”

As Lochte and partner Cheryl Burke received critiques from judge Carrie Ann Inaba, two men wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts rushed the stage, and East Coast viewers witnessed the bizarre turn of events as security tried to remove them from the premises. 

>> VIDEO: Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing With the Stars' debut interrupted by men storming stage

Following the incident, the men — identified by E! News as Sam Sododeh, 48, and Barzeen Soroudi, 40 — were detained by security and arrested on trespassing charges, police said. No one was hurt during the protest.

KABC in Los Angeles was able to capture footage of the chaos that the “Dancing With the Stars” cameras missed.

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Access Hollywood spoke with one of the men.

“Lochte is a liar," the man said. "He hurt Americans in Brazil. Two of his own teammates were detained because he ran away and he lied."

He added, "We want to publicize that this is a bad decision to have a liar be publicized as a star.”

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Inaba took to Instagram after the show to thank the security team for keeping everyone safe.

“We had a bit of a scary moment during tonight’s live taping of @dancingabc, but thanks to our security team and incredible staff at #DWTS, no one got hurt. Only positive energy here tonight and always. Thank you. #dancingwiththestars #security #grateful #dwtspremiere #dwts23 #dwtspremiere #premiere,” she wrote.

>> See her post here


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