Less than 24 hours before party goers were set to pack the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Downtown police made a major arrest.
They quickly discovered the man had several weapons and ammunition in his hotel room.
The Hyatt Houston is in the heart of the city, and the man's room reportedly overlooked a planned New Years Eve celebration which was advertised on the hotel's website. Hotel staff said he was drunk at the bar, and refused to leave.
The officer called for an urgent backup around 1:30 a.m. after he encountered the man, whom he described as erratically and belligerent, according to ABC Eyewitness News.
"Officers on the scene located multiple firearms", the officer said.
"At this point, our investigators do not believe there was any kind of intent by him to use the weapons or to cause any kind of issue".
However, according to NBC 4 Washington, "Police spokesman Victor Senties said the man later told investigators he'd brought the guns into his room from his truck because he didn't want them to get stolen". He was then arrested on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.
Police said the man is jailed. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted about the incident, saying the situation is contained and there is no specific threat to Houston.