Drunk man leads police to hotel room arsenal

by Sophie Craig January 1, 2018, 1:10
Drunk man leads police to hotel room arsenal

Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted later on New Year's Eve that the threat had been 'contained'.

Police said hotel security officers confronted the unruly man early Sunday at the bar at Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel and called for assistance when he refused to be subdued.

Houston Police have arrested a man after finding a "small arsenal" of weapons on the top floor of a Hyatt Regency hotel in Houston. Officers and staff found the weapons and ammo when they went into his room to grab his belongings.

Lt. Gordon Macintosh from the Houston Police Department said when the officers arrived they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and lots of ammunition in the man's hotel room, reported Click 2 Houston.

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.

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While the man initially faced charges of drunk and disorderly conduct, he now faces additional charges of trespassing and unlawful carry.

Authorities are waiting for him to sober up before they can interview him, Macintosh added. The hotel's annual party is one of the city's largest New Year's Eve celebrations.

His white Chevrolet Silverado has been searched and towed away.

The Hyatt says its New Year's Eve party spans four floors, featuring live performances and the dropping of 50,000 balloons at midnight.


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