Style arsenal, including AR-15, was stashed in Houston Hyatt Regency room

Police were called after the man became aggressive at the bar in downtown Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Police identified the man as 49-year-old Russell Lawrence Ziemba. Officers got more than they expected after they were called to the Hyatt Regency Downtown off of Louisiana Street in Houston to handle a drunk guest. The suspect, who police say was intoxicated and belligerent, was being arrested for trespassing when an HPD officer found some ammunition lying around in his room. Officers and staff found the weapons and ammo when they went into his room to grab his belongings.

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The man, whose identity has not been released, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.

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It comes as cities across the USA and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations. The hotel is planning a big bash for New Year's Eve, one that includes the dropping of 50,000 balloons at midnight. Investigators also searched his vehicle and found weapons inside. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted about the incident, saying the situation is contained and there is no specific threat to Houston. The arrest comes just hours before the hotel is set to host its annual New Year's Eve celebration. "We are fully cooperating with authorities on an investigation, and further questions should be directed to the Houston Police Department", the statement read.


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