‘Major League Massacre’ stopped before All-Star game in Denver
Advice from a hotel maid to police thwarted what authorities said could have been a “Las Vegas shootout” at the upcoming MLB All-Star Game in Denver.
The worker reportedly found more than a dozen guns and 1,000 rounds in a hotel near Coors Field on Friday, according to ABC7 Denver. The discovery was made at the Maven Hotel, just two blocks from the stadium that will host the baseball festivities, which took place throughout the week and include Sunday night’s All-Star Futures Game, the Home Run Derby Monday and the All-Star Game. Tuesday, which will feature Texas Rangers stars Joey Gallo, Adolis Garcia and Kyle Gibson.
Police found 16 guns, body armor and ammunition in the room, which includes a balcony overlooking downtown Denver.
Richard Platt, 42, Gabriel Rodriguez, 48, Ricardo Rodriguez, 44, and Kanoelehua Serikawa, 43, have all been arrested in connection with the discovery.
On Friday, a police spokesperson said Denver Fox Local Affiliate 31 that the arrests did not appear to be related to the All-Star Game. But given the expected turnout for the annual event, the parallel with a potential ‘Las Vegas shootout’ – a reference to the October 2017 attack at Route 91 Harvest music festival made by another spokesperson from the Denver Police Department – is in play.
One of the arrested suspects allegedly posted a message on Facebook about a recent divorce, saying he was “going out in a big way”, according to Denver7.
“The investigation and arrests are the result of public advice, being a prime example of the vital role the community plays in public safety,” Denver Police said. in a press release on Saturday. “DPD encourages residents and visitors to always be aware of their surroundings and to immediately report any suspicious or illegal activity to the police. “
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