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Weapons, Ammo Seized From Hotel Near MLB All-Star Game

Brock Fritz

The FBI says there’s no reason to believe that weapons seized from a Denver hotel were a threat to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The Associated Press reported that officers, who received a tip after a hotel employee found the guns while cleaning, searched two rooms at Maven Hotel on Friday night, finding more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Officers arrested three men and a woman, and impounded two vehicles to search them for evidence.

Maven Hotel is located a block away from Coors Field, which is scheduled to host the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night and the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. The Associated Press spoke with an anonymous law enforcement official who said there’s no evidence the weapons were related to any sort of terrorism event planned for the All-Star Game.

“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.”

The men are being investigated for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, while the woman has a separate warrant and is being investigated on a drug charge.

“We don’t know what we don’t know. That’s what the investigation is all about,” police chief Paul Pazen said. “We need to identify exactly, to the extent possible, why (the) individuals were here in the first place, why (the) proximity to downtown. We don’t have those answers.”

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