Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:06
Trump's hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, housed in a landmark former post office, has become a focal point for protests against the Republican president since he took office in January.
A Trump supporter was arrested early Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel on weapons charges after police found an assault-style weapon and ammunition in his vehicle.
Moles, 43, checked into the hotel about 30 minutes later, Newsham said.
Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham says Bryan Moles checked into the hotel early Wednesday, and authorities worked with hotel security to locate Moles' auto, an assault-style rifle and a handgun.
Authorities say a mentally distressed former Marine who was armed with a fake gun attempted a "suicide by cop" during a standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport before peacefully surrendering. The report states police seized a Glock 23 pistol, a Bushmaster assault-style rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition.
Officers acted on a tip about 1:50 a.m. and saw the weapon in plain view in the vehicle, which the driver had given to a hotel valet, police said.
Dustin Sternbeck, the chief spokesman for D.C. police, said the tip came from an out-of-state law enforcement agency, which said "that he had made threatening remarks".
Moles was charged with carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business, according to the police report.