HPD: Man arrested, found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room

HPD: Man arrested, found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room

HPD: Man arrested, found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room

He was booked with trespassing and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Police found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers from the Houston Police Department went to the Hyatt Regency Downtown on December 31, after receiving a call from an off-duty colleague.

The man, who had not yet been identified by police, was initially going to be arrested for disorderly conduct after he drunkenly refused to leave the hotel's bar, according to the Houston Chronicle. Officers say he fought with security and they tried to escort him back to his room but he was kicked out of the hotel.

United States police say they arrested him after the weapons were discovered at the Hyatt Regency in downton Houston in the early hours of Sunday morning. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man's hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police said.

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

The Hyatt Houston is in the heart of the city, and the man's room reportedly overlooked a planned New Years Eve celebration which was advertised on the hotel's website.

Police said the man is jailed.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted that the situation was "contained" and authorities aren't aware of any specific threats to the city.

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