Man arrested after finding weapons inside 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

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

The hotel is scheduled to host a New Years Eve celebration with live music and a 50,000 balloon drop at midnight, according to its website.

Police in Houston, Texas, have arrested a drunk man who had a number of weapons at a hotel room where he was staying, according to reports.

Police had not yet interviewed the man, and had not yet determined why he had an arsenal in his hotel room.

Investigators said hotel security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to be leave the bar at downtown Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel early Sunday morning. That's where they found an AR-15, a shotgun and a handgun, as well as "many rounds of ammunition", the paper reported.

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The man is now in police custody, facing charges of trespassing and unlawful carry, and as of mid-morning Sunday, reportedly waiting to sober up before investigators can continue with their questioning. "He said his truck was parked in the hotel garage". Investigators say he was by himself and they are trying to figure out why he had the weapons. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time.

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

Police are still investigating the incident.

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