A possible Las Vegas-style attack at the MLB All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado may have been thwarted by a Maven Hotel maid who reported a large arsenal of weaponry in a room during routine cleaning.
The cache of weaponry, which included 16 long guns, body armor, camouflage, and approximately 1000 rounds of ammunition were recovered by police and 4 suspects have been arrested and charged pending an ongoing investigation into the incident.
Richard Platt, age 42, has been charged with weapons possession by a prior offender, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and had an active warrant from a separate jurisdiction. Gabriel Rodriguez, age 48, has been charged with weapons possession by a prior offender, as well as possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Richardo Rodriguez, age 44, has been charged with possession by a prior offender. Kanoelehua Serikawa, age 43, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and for an active warrant from a separate jurisdiction.
The Maven Hotel is a short walk from Coors Field, the venue hosting the MLB All-Star Game this season. This has to lead many to suspect that the 4 arrested intended to coordinate an attack on a scale with the one that took place in 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, perpetrated by Stephen Paddock. The details of which, to this day, remain murky.
However, an allegedly high-ranking law enforcement source has claimed that the arrested suspects seem to be cooperating and were taken in for large-scale exchange of drugs for guns. The source claims that the amount of weaponry confiscated is consistent with other such trades that have been busted in the past. The indented buyer has not been identified.