DENVER, Co. — Days before the MLB All-Star Game in Denver, a maid found more than a dozen long guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and body armor inside a hotel room near Coors Field, according to our ABC affiliate Denver 7.
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The All-Star game was initially planned to be held in Atlanta at Truist Park, but MLB officials moved the game to Denver after fallout over Georgia’s new voting restrictions. The game is scheduled for Tuesday.
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Sources initially told Denver 7 that police feared a “Las Vegas-style shooting” during the game after 16 long guns, over 1,00 rounds of ammo and body armor were found in two rooms at the Maven Hotel.
The FBI has since said that they don’t believe there was any threat to the 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 released Sunday. “We are not aware of any threat to the All-Star Game events, venues, players or the community at this time.”
Denver police say four people were arrested on weapons and drug charges, though they have not confirmed what the group intended to do or how they knew each other.
Police arrested three men and a woman:
- Richard Platt, 42, of Colorado, for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (two counts), and a warrant from another jurisdiction.
- Gabriel Rodriguez, 48, for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
- Ricardo Rodriguez, 44, for possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
- Kanoelehua Serikawa, 43, of Colorado, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and a warrant from another jurisdiction.
Coors Field will host the All-Star Game on Tuesday, but festivities have been underway in and around the ballpark and downtown for the past several days.
On Sunday, the Republican National Committee is hosting a “Stop Cancel Culture” rally in Atlanta in response to MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.
Some local officials have said that the move cheated local business out of millions of dollars.
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