Houston police: Intoxicated man found with weapons in downtown hotel room

Houston police: Intoxicated man found with weapons in downtown hotel room

Earlier this year, a man shot dead 58 people from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas.

HOUSTON-An intoxicated man was taken into custody at a Houston hotel ahead of New Year's Eve festivities Sunday, police said.

- Police say a man found with weapons and ammunition in his downtown Houston hotel room is not believed to have had any intention to carry out a violent act.

The hotel said in a statement to the newspaper they have organized extra security for New Year's Eve.

The man has been arrested on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing, according to KHOU Houston.

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They also found other weapons in his pickup truck which has been towed away. Police found weapons - including an assault rifle and a shotgun - and ammunition.

The Hyatt's Sunday night celebration spans four floors and includes live performances and a 50,000 balloon drop at midnight, according to its website.

Senties earlier Sunday that it was an active investigation but "kudos to our officers because they actually prevented what could have been a pretty risky situation tonight".

Highest will be around Times Square in NY, where police said they would deploy rooftop observers and counter-snipers in more buildings than usual, as well as patrolling hotels.

The Halloween shooting from the high-rise Mandaly Bay Hotel in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock, who killed himself as police closed in, was the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.

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