Houston police: Intoxicated man found with weapons in downtown hotel room

Jan 01, 2018, 00:34
Houston police: Intoxicated man found with weapons in downtown hotel room

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. The Hyatt Regency Downtown is scheduled to host its annual New Year's Eve celebration tonight.

A local reporter said on Twitter that police had initially planned only to arrest the man for disorderly conduct and found the guns and ammunition in his hotel room while trying to collect his personal effects.

Houston police made a potentially disturbing arrest overnight, one that led to the discovery of a small arsenal and lots of ammunition in a hotel room. Investigators also found more weapons in the man's vehicle. An off-duty Houston Police Department officer encountered a man who was acting erratically and belligerent. Officers and staff found the weapons and ammo when they went into his room to grab his belongings.

Senties earlier Sunday that it was an active investigation but "kudos to our officers because they actually prevented what could have been a pretty risky situation tonight".

Senties says investigators don't believe the man intended "to use the weapons or to cause any kind of issue".

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed via Twitter on December 31 that the situation is contained and that there are "no specific threats" to Houston.

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