Houston Police have arrested a man after finding a "small arsenal" of weapons on the top floor of a Hyatt Regency hotel in Houston.
Police identified the man as 49-year-old Russell Lawrence Ziemba.
Police said hotel security officers confronted the unruly man early Sunday at the bar at Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel and called for assistance when he refused to be subdued.
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The safety and security of our guests and colleagues is our top priority, and consistent with the hotel's prepared security plans, heightened measures are in place on New Year's Eve. When police went to his room to retrieve his belongings, they found ammunition, an AR-15, a shotgun and a handgun, police said.
Police said the man was arrested and jailed for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.
When cops took him back to his room, they found "several guns", Macintosh said. The downtown hotel had planned a New Year's Eve celebration that expected hundreds of people to attend a 50,000 balloon drop. Investigators also searched his vehicle and found weapons inside. "We are fully cooperating with authorities on an investigation, and further questions should be directed to the Houston Police Department", the statement read. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted about the incident, saying the situation is contained and there is no specific threat to Houston.