Hotel maid prevents possible shootings at MLB All-Star Game: Report
A hotel girl is commended for her role in preventing a “Las Vegas-style shootout” at the upcoming MLB All-Star Game in Denver, a report said Saturday.
The housekeeper gave police a tip after finding more than a dozen guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a hotel near Coors Field on Friday, according to ABC7 Denver.
The alarming discovery was made in a room on the eighth floor of the Maven Hotel, just two blocks from the kilometer-high ballpark, where the Midsummer Classic will take place on Tuesday, the broadcaster said.
Police removed 16 long guns, body armor and ammunition from the room, which had a balcony overlooking downtown Denver, the outlet reported.
Three men and one woman were arrested and charged with gun possession in connection with the hiding place. Three of the suspects were former offenders, and three of them were also charged with intent to distribute drugs, the report said.
One suspect, a newly divorced suspect, had posted a cryptic Facebook message saying he was going to “go big,” sources told the broadcaster.
“The investigations and arrests were the result of a tip from the public and serve as an excellent example of the crucial role that the community plays for public safety,” said the police on Saturday evening.
In 2017, a gunman opened fire from the balcony of a hotel in Paradise, Nevada, during a music festival, killing 59 people and injuring hundreds more. It was the largest mass shooting in US history.