Police Raid Denver Hotel for Firearms Possibly Intended for Baseball’s All-Star Game

Law enforcement officers patrol outside Coors Field prior to events surrounding the MLB All-Star baseball game, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

On July 12, Denver police reported that they seized a dozen guns, cash, and drugs in a hotel right above Coors Field.

The raid is significant due to the hotel’s proximity to where the All-star MLB game will take place.

The occupant allegedly was set to leave before the game, but then asked to extend his stay, as well as be moved to a room above the stadium.

Police have stated, however, that the incident is not being investigated as a potential terrorist attack.

They also do not believe the suspect had any intentions of recreating the Las Vegas shooting that happened years ago.

Denver police reassured the public Sunday that the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be safe and secure after they announced the arrests of four people on gun charges in a downtown hotel near the baseball stadium.

Police made the arrests Friday after they got a report of suspicious activity at the Maven Hotel. There they arrested three men and a woman: Richard Platt, 42; Gabriel Rodriguez, 48; Ricardo Rodriguez, 44; and Kanoelehua Serikawa, 43. Most of the charges are felony weapons possession, police said, adding that some of the suspects were prohibited from owning firearms.

Police said they got search warrants for two rooms in the hotel, where they “recovered evidence” and impounded two vehicles to possibly use as evidence.

Police Chief Paul Pazen said Sunday that “there are parts of this investigation that we do not know” and that police are working with local and federal authorities. Police, who didn’t say how many guns were recovered, said at a news conference Sunday that officers found narcotics.

Mayor Michael Hancock lauded the “quick thinking of a concerned hotel employee” who tipped off police.