A Houston man was arrested on multiple charges after police found a arsenal of weapons in his hotel room early Sunday at the top of the Hyatt Regency. The arrest comes hours ahead of the popular hotel’s New Year’s Eve balloon drop celebration.
It started when hotel authorities called for backup after they attempted to arrest a man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When backup arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man’s hotel room on the 28th floor.
The man, who was not named, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing. When investigators looked into his room further, they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and lots of ammunition.
The Hyatt is preparing a New Year’s Eve celebration spanning four floors at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight.
The man’s white Chevrolet Silverado was located and towed to be searched and examined. The SUV had “paper license plates,” according to local news reports.
Investigators are working to learn why the man had the weapons.
For more on this story, click the "read more" button below.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.