DENVER, Co. — A heads-up hotel maid may have thwarted a Vegas-style attack before the MLB All-Star Game in Denver.
The maid, not the FBI, found 16 long guns, over 1,00 rounds of ammo and body armor in two rooms at the Maven Hotel near Coors Field, according to Denver authorities.
The All-Star game was supposed to be held in Atlanta at Truist Park, but MLB officials moved the game to Denver after fallout over Georgia’s new anti-fraud voting laws. The game is scheduled for Tuesday.
One suspect, a recent divorcee, had posted a cryptic Facebook message saying he would “go out in a big way.”
“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,” police said in a statement Saturday night.
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.
In 2017, a gunman fired 1000 rounds from the window of his 32nd floor suites in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which killed 59 people and wounded 411 at a music festival. The resulting panic brought the injury total to 867. It was the largest mass shooting in US history.