Man with weapons arrested at Houston hotel before New Year's Eve celebration
Houston police have arrested a man who had an arsenal of weapons in his downtown Houston hotel room. Police were called to the Hyatt Regency after the man had too much to drink and refused to leave the bar. Officers say he fought with security and they tried to escort him back to his room but he was kicked out of the hotel.
When police arrived, they arrested him. Officers went to his room on the 28th floor to get his things and that's when they made the discovery. Police found several weapons including an assault rifle, a shotgun and loads of ammunition. They were going to check his vehicle to see if there were more weapons in it.
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, according to its website.
“We don’t have a comment at this moment,” a Hyatt Regency events planning employee told Fox News, adding that the authorities are still investigating.
The man faces charges of unauthorized carrying of weapons. Investigators say he was by himself and they are trying to figure out why he had the weapons.