Four people were arrested and more than a dozen guns and hundreds of cartridges were seized from a downtown Denver hotel near several events scheduled for the upcoming Major League All-Star Game Baseball.
Officers who responded to a tip searched two rooms at the Maven Hotel, one block from Coors Field, on Friday night. Three men and a woman in their 40s were arrested and two vehicles were impounded to be searched for evidence.
The recovered weapons included several rifles, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
So far, investigators have found no evidence to suggest the group was planning a mass shooting or other similar attack, the official said, while warning that the investigation was still in its early stages. The official was unable to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
Authorities were called after an employee found the weapons in a hotel room, the official said.
The men who were arrested are being investigated for possession of a weapon by a former offender, and the woman, who has a separate warrant, is being investigated on a drug charge.
“We have no reason to believe this incident was related to terrorism or a threat directed against the All-Star Game,” the FBI said in a statement on Sunday. “We are not aware of any threats to the All-Star Game events, sites, players or community at this time.”
Denver Police said in a statement that the tip that led to the arrests was a prime example of the community’s “vital role” in public safety. He said visitors should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious or illegal behavior.
No further information was released and police did not immediately respond to a request for further comment on Sunday.
Coors Field will host the All-Star Game on Tuesday, but festivities have been underway in and around the stadium and downtown for several days.