01 January, 2018
Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted later on New Year's Eve that the threat had been 'contained'.
Houston Police have arrested a man after finding a "small arsenal" of weapons on the top floor of a Hyatt Regency hotel in Houston. Senties said a trespassing charge would stem from the fact that the man refused to leave the hotel when told to do so.
The investigation is ongoing, but the incident started when authorities were dispatched to the hotel after an off-duty police officer working security called for backup in dealing with a heavily intoxicated man at the bar.
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Security at the Hyatt Regency Downtown called the police sometime after 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a guest at the hotel bar became increasingly drunk, the Houston Chronicle reported.
When cops took him back to his room, they found "several guns", Macintosh said. He said his truck was parked in the hotel garage. The downtown hotel had planned a New Year's Eve celebration that expected hundreds of people to attend a 50,000 balloon drop. They seized an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and ammunition, Lt. Gordon Macintosh said.
The Las Vegas attack, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, reignited a debate on gun control in the United States, where the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees citizens "the right to keep and bear arms". Police added that they don't believe he meant to use the weapons.