9news of Colorado is reporting Adam Nauveed Hayat, 37, from Denver, has been arrested and is facing federal charges after police allegedly found a variety of pipe bombs in the hotel room he had been renting. At the time of arrest, Hayat was also carrying illegal knives.
The details of the case are still fuzzy, as authorities are not allowed to speak on record yet.
According to Denver ABC, Hayat made police suspicious after racking up a $10,000 bill at a Denver Sheraton, where he was staying before the flight to LA that resulted in his arrest. A search of the room uncovered a note on the mirror about PTSD and pipe bombs.
Hayat was a marine veteran, deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he had done a tour in Iraq and won several medals.
9news has the full story:
Adam Nauveed Hayat, 37, has no local arrest record, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. He was being held in California and is set to appear in federal court Friday.
The charges against him are unclear, as they are a part of federal court documents that are typically sealed prior to someone’s first court appearance, 9Wants to Know has been told.
The documents outlining what Hayat is suspected of are expected to be available after his court date.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Colorado is slated to release a statement sometime Friday.
Sources tell 9NEWS that, during a search of a room Hayat is believed to have stayed in at the downtown Sheraton, investigators found a note on a mirror indicating that explosives were stashed in the safe. The note included the code to open it.
Investigators ultimately found roughly six pipe bombs, 9Wants to Know has learned.
Hayat could face a federal charge of possession of an unregistered explosive device.
Hayat had been staying at the Sheraton, located at 1550 Court Place in downtown Denver, according to sources. After he failed to pay his bill, 9Wants to Know has learned that hotel staff went to his room to check on him.