Four arrested in Denver: Police feared a "Vegas Style" Mass Shooting at MLB All-Star Game
An astute hotel employee may have thwarted what Denver police feared was a planned Las Vegas style mass shooting at tonight's Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game.
Based on a tip provided by a maid, Denver police executed a search warrant on an eighth floor room with a balcony at the Maven Hotel. The room overlooks the downtown area not far from Coors field where the All-Star game will be played.
Just as weekend celebrations were getting underway in Denver, police removed 16 long guns, body armor and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of the room on Friday evening.
One of the four people who have been arrested in connection with the incident recently posted a Facebook message referencing his recent divorce and proclaiming he was going to “go out in a big way."
Photo of the entrance to the Maven Hotel curtesy of Eli Imadali, Special to The Denver Post
Based on the location of the hotel room and the crowds who were assembling to enjoy festivities at and surrounding the All-Star game, police worried a mass shooting was being planned.
On the evening of October 1, 2017, a 64-year-old man opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino upon a crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, killing 60 concert-goers.
In a press release, the Denver Police Department stated: “The investigation and arrests were the result of a tip from the public, serving as an excellent example of the critical role the community plays in public safety,”