Just days before the MLB All-Star Game in Denver, police arrested four individuals on gun charges at the Maven Hotel, not far from Coors Field, after discovering more than a dozen weapons and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition on Friday night.
Police feared that the individuals may have been planning a “Las Vegas style shooting” during the All-Star Game, although an investigation is still ongoing.
According to The Denver Post, police removed 16 long guns, body armor and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from the eighth-floor room with a balcony that overlooked the downtown area.
The police were able to execute a search warrant on the room and sent in a SWAT team after receiving a tip from a maid who works at the hotel.
One of the suspects arrested had recently posted a message on Facebook citing a recent divorce and saying he was going to “go out in a big way,” multiple law enforcement sources told the Denver Post.
The Maven Hotel released a statement on Sunday morning:
"We are incredibly proud that our team swiftly alerted the authorities in this instance,” they said. “We are thankful to DPD for their quick action to safely resolve this situation and will continue to work closely with them to support their investigation.”
The FBI released a statement that the four individuals arrested are not believed to have been a threat to the All-Star Game festivities.
“We have no reason to believe this incident was connected to terrorism or a threat directed at the All-Star Game,” the FBI said in a statement. “We are not aware of any threat to the All-Star Game events, venues, players or the community at this time.”