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Man Arrested After Guns Found on Top Floor of Houston Hotel Planning Mass New Year’s Celebration

December 31, 2017  | 

A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a number of guns, including an AR rifle, on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, Houston police said. 

Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man's hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police told Click2Houston

The man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing. When investigators looked into his room further, they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and lots of ammunition, Macintosh said.

The Hyatt is preparing its own New Years Eve celebration at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight, its website said. 

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AZBIGDOG @ 1/1/2018 7:59 AM

So, my question is was it illegal for him to have the weapons due to being drunk or prohibited person? If not, was he carrying a firearm in violation of a fed, state or local law? And, was it illegal to possess the firearms that he had just because they are prohibited or because he was drunk? So many unanswered questions.

Ric Walters @ 1/1/2018 11:45 AM

And now for the rest of the story: The charges were the result of his being drunk and disorderly. He was not armed while in the hotel bar. His weapons were stored in his room because he didn't trust security at the hotel parking garage, and there was no intent to do anything with them other than keep them from being stolen.

Trigger @ 1/3/2018 5:09 AM

Unfortunately the gun grabbing liberals will use this to support their efforts in banning AR15's and more firearm legislation.

michael @ 1/3/2018 1:19 PM


1.) he was intoxicated

2.) he has numerous weapons in his hotel room

3.) he has ammo laid out in his room

4.) top floor of the hotel

Now, given the fact that we just has a tragedy happened last October in Las Vegas are we to "assume" he has no dangerous intentions and be victims again because he was not a "threat"?

Did he think about Las Vegas when he decided to bring these weapons into the hotel especially during this huge gathering for celebrating the New Year?

Better to arrest and be wrong than do nothing and have to explain to next-of-kin what happened...

That's like trusting a Taliban in a window with an RPG with no intentions...

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