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.