Police in Washington, D.C., arrested a man Wednesday morning who allegedly brought an assault rifle, a handgun, and 90 rounds of ammunition to the Trump International Hotel, where he had booked a room, officials said at a press conference.
Bryan Moles, 43, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, was arrested in his hotel room and charged with possession of fire arms without a license and illegal possession of ammunitions, according to investigators.
It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. PEOPLE was unable to reach any of his relatives.
Police allegedly found the two guns and dozens of bullets in Moles’ car, which he had left with the hotel’s valets.
A tip allegedly led investigators to Moles: Someone in Pennsylvania called 911 to report Moles was allegedly headed to the nation’s capital with two guns.
At 12:30 a.m., the Pennsylvania State Police alerted their counterparts in Washington, who teamed with the Secret Service and rushed to the hotel where they quickly found Moles’ vehicle. On the front passenger seat in full view was a Bushmaster AR-15 assault weapon sitting in the vehicle.
Police later found a Glock 23 in the glove compartment with 30 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and 60 rounds of .23 caliber ammunition.
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According to police, Moles had checked into the hotel at 1 a.m., and allegedly made threatening remarks while inside the hotel.
Detectives have not disclosed who his alleged threats were directed toward.
During a Wednesday press conference, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters it is unclear if Boles is licensed to carry the guns in his home state.
Newsham also would not discuss Moles’ possible motive for traveling to Washington, DC.
“We are going to do a thorough examination” to determine Moles’ intent, Newsham said during the press conference. “I was very concerned by this very peculiar circumstance. I believe our officers averted a potential disaster here in our nation’s capital. Whenever you have someone coming into DC, armed with these kinds of weapons, it is a serious concern for our police department.”
According to his Facebook page, Moles was born in Brooklyn, New York, but now lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. A veteran, Moles was preparing the July 4 launch of his new business, Boro K9 and Service, which will provide therapy dogs to those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
His Facebook bio further claims he used to be a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, serving at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Several of his social media posts seem to support President Donald Trump.