Crews were called to the 800 block of Turney Drive at around 7:30 p.m. Friday for a reported fire at the World of Life Church.
Firefighters arrived to find no signs of fire. However, the person who reported the incident said he was locked in by an electronic door lock.
Crews made their way into the church, where they revealed a large gaming room.
Harris County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene, where they took several people out of the church in handcuffs. The sheriff's office said it was interviewing people regarding the gaming room.
An investigation into the game room, including its legality, is underway.
HCSO deputies and HCFMO investigators responded to the World OF Life Church at 403 Turney dr. A room containing gambling machines was discovered in the back. At this point deputies are interviewing subjects detained.— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) November 24, 2018