Four people were arrested in Denver and numerous firearms were seized on Friday from a hotel room near the location of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game.
The incident occurred at the Maven Hotel, less than a mile from Coors Field where the game was held. Police determined the four men had been plotting a “Las Vegas-style shooting” plot, according to the Denver Post.
The reference to a “Las Vegas-style shooting” referred to the 2017 shooting at Mandalay Bay where a lone gunman killed 60 people and wounded more than 400.
The weapons seized included “16 long guns, body armor, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition,” according to the Washington Examiner.
“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, adding that visitors should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious or illegal behavior, according to WGN-9 Chicago.
Denver’s Channel 7 added, “One of the suspects arrested Friday night had posted a message on Facebook referencing a recent divorce and saying he was going to ‘go out in a big way,’ according to the multiple law enforcement sources.”
The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday night at Coors Field.
Authorities applauded the efforts of those who provided the tip in the case, noting their good deed may have saved many lives.