NYE nightmare: Guns found in Hyatt Regency Houston hotel room

NYE nightmare: Guns found in Hyatt Regency Houston hotel room
Guns found in Hyatt Regency Houstons hotel room before NYE.
Published: 2 January 2018 - 2:11 a.m.
By: Shishira Sreenivas

Houston police arrested a man after they discovered multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition in his room at the Hyatt Regency Houston, according to a report published by the Houston Chronicle.

Hyatt’s staff notified authorities at 1:30 am on Sunday, December 31, 2017, to report a heavily intoxicated man at the hotel bar, the report said.

Houston police officer discovered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a handgun, a shotgun and “many rounds” of ammunition in the man’s room, the Chronicle report said.

After hours of investigating, police arrested 49-year-old Russell Lawrence Ziemba with assaulting a peace officer and trespassing, the report said

Due to the incident, the security was tightened but the hotel continued with its New Year’s Eve festivities.

Hyatt officials held a 50,000-balloon drop at midnight from the top of a 33-story atrium and was attended by approximately by 2,000 guests, the Chronicle reported.


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