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Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room

Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room

Officers and staff found the weapons and ammo when they went into his room to grab his belongings. Police said responding officers found a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun in his room, plus ammunition. They're going to check his vehicle to see if there's more weapons in it. That is the site of tonight's famous New Year's Eve party. Please be assured that heightened security measures are in place and will continue through the hotel's New Year's Eve celebration this evening.

The man has been arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing, but police are not yet releasing his name.

When attempts to subdue the man failed, the officer called for what's been described as urgent backup around 1:30 a.m. Investigators said the man was taken into custody at the hotel, where they found several weapons and ammunition in his room.




Meanwhile, below the suspect's hotel room, hundreds of revelers will gather for the Hyatt's New Years Eve celebration at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight.

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.

Tom Netting, managing director of Hyatt Regency Houston, said in a statement that they were fully cooperating with authorities on the investigation.

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