Man Had Guns, 90 Rounds of Ammo at Trump Hotel, Police Say

Cheryl Sanders
June 4, 2017

The reason why there was a "potential threat" is because the Trump hotel is located in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is only five blocks from the White House.

A man who was staying at the Trump Hotel in Northwest Washington was arrested early Wednesday morning after guns were found inside his auto, D.C. police report.

According to CNN, the tipster told the police that Dr. Moles was traveling to Washington, D.C., with weapons, and that he wanted to kill President Donald Trump. A Glock 23 was also found in the glove box, police said, along with 30 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and 60 rounds of.23 caliber ammunition.

He was charged with two counts of carrying a pistol without a license and possessing unregistered ammunition.


To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Newsham added that the department does not presently have enough evidence to charge Moles with making threats. She said Moles "cannot be a more standup man".

"This investigation is still new and ongoing", said Special Agent in Charge Brian Ebert, Secret Service Washington Field Office, according to the Hill. They also found Moles inside the hotel.

Meanwhile, Moles had arrived at the hotel and told staff when he checked in that he had weapons in his auto - a violation of district law.

The police chief said when people come to Washington, D.C., "armed with those types of weapons, it's a serious concern".


Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski said Wednesday that the agency received a tip about 43-year-old Bryan Moles of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, around midnight and immediately alerted authorities in Washington.

Asked about reports that Moles had made threatening remarks and was a U.S. military veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Newsham said the suspect's motives were under investigation and there was not enough information to charge Moles with making threats.

Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Peter Newsham gave a news conference where he explained that authorities "averted a potential disaster here in our nation's capital". Locally, both Edinboro police and Cambridge Springs police say Moles has no criminal record and no priors. They believe the incident was just a misunderstanding and that Moles, a Navy veteran, is a married father of two young boys that supports Trump and happens to own guns to be used for protection. A spokeswoman at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center system said he had been placed on administrative leave there some time before Wednesday's arrest.


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