CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say that two men tried to rob two University of Virginia students at gunpoint on Tuesday nightbut the students fought back, sending the would-be robbers to the hospital, reports WVIR.

As you can see in the photos, 19-year-old Johnny Calderon Jr. and 18-year-old Gerald Allen suffered severe injuries to their faces in the beating. Police told WVIR that the suspects had to be transported to the hospital before they were taken to jail.

Police told reporters that the students are fine after the robbery along the 2300 block of Fontaine Avenue. Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found that the students had beaten the suspects and detained them.

Calderon faces charges for attempted robbery, pointing a firearm and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.Allen facesattempted robbery charges, according to police.

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