Man arrested after finding weapons inside Houston hotel room

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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.

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.

Once police arrived around 1:30 a.m., they searched the man's room on the 28th floor, the top floor of the hotel, where they found the weapons and ammo cache. Officers say he fought with security and they tried to escort him back to his room but he was kicked out of the hotel. He is now in jail, awaiting questioning. The arrest comes just hours before the hotel is set to host its annual New Year's Eve celebration.

The discovery sparked fears the man may have been gearing up for a copy cat performance of the Las Vegas Halloween massacre that left 58 dead and hundreds wounded. "He's intoxicated so they won't be able to interview him till he's sobered up a bit", said Lt. Gordon MacIntosh, per the Houston Chronicle.

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Officers recovered more than 40 weapons belonging to Paddock.

Cops discovered the trove inside the man's hotel room, including an AR-15 assault rifle.


The Las Vegas attack, the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, reignited a debate on gun control in the USA, where the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees citizens "the right to keep and bear arms".