Man Found With AR-15, Shotgun, and Ammo in Top-Floor Hotel Room in Houston
Police said the man was drunk when they searched his room.
Police in Texas arrested a man found with an AR-15 and ammunition inside his Houston 28th-floor hotel room early Sunday.
Police responded to the Hyatt Regency Houston around 1:30 a.m. after an intoxicated guest was reportedly harassing others. The man was asked repeatedly to return to his room, but refused, according to CBS News.
The man, who remains unidentified, was asked to leave the premises and was escorted by police up to his hotel room on the hotel's top floor to get his belongings, reports said.
When officers checked the room they found “several” firearms and rounds of ammunition inside, reports said.
There was reportedly AR-15, shotgun, and handgun inside, the New York Daily News reported.
Police said earlier Sunday that it was unclear why he had the firearms and they had to wait until he sobered up to interview him.
The Hyatt has a New Year’s Eve party planned for midnight Sunday, according to its website. Around 2,000 people are expected to attend the event.
"The safety and security of our guests and colleagues is our top priority, and consistent with the hotel's prepared security plans, heightened measures are in place on New Year's Eve," the hotel's manager said in a statement, according to CNBC.
The man was booked with trespassing and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
The incident comes nearly three months after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd from a Las Vegas hotel room, killing 58 and injuring more than 500.
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