Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room

Police on Sunday arrested a man they say was found with several guns and ammunition in his Hyatt Regency hotel room downtown

Houston police arrested a man who allegedly had stashed a cache of weapons and ammo on the 28th floor of the city's Hyatt Regency hotel early Sunday. Here's a timeline of how that arrest happened: About 1:00 a.m.: An off-duty police officer encountered a man in the hotel lobby.

The man has been arrested on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing, according to KHOU Houston.

He said the man told investigators he was staying at the hotel to celebrate New Year's Eve and admitted he'd been drinking.

Police Lieutenant Gordon Macintosh said police were called to the Hyatt Regency Hotel shortly after midnight to deal with a "drunk, belligerent suspect". Investigators say he was by himself and they are trying to figure out why he had the weapons.




Houston police and security went to his room to collect his belongings, where they found ammunition all over the room, local NBC affiliate KPRC reported.

"Officers on the scene located multiple firearms", the officer said.

Senties earlier Sunday that it was an active investigation but "kudos to our officers because they actually prevented what could have been a pretty unsafe situation tonight". Police also confiscated his truck and were searching it for more weapons.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted that the situation was "contained" and authorities are not aware of any threats to the city.

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