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Allegedly drunken, belligerent man found with guns in Houston high rise

Russell Ziemba was arrested for criminal trespassing and assaulting a police officer but was suspected, at least for a time, of possibly wanting to do something worse. (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office/KTRK/CNN) Russell Ziemba was arrested for criminal trespassing and assaulting a police officer but was suspected, at least for a time, of possibly wanting to do something worse. (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office/KTRK/CNN)

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) - Police on Sunday arrested a man they said was found with several guns and ammunition in a hotel room.

Russell Ziemba was arrested for criminal trespassing and assaulting a police officer but suspected, at least for a time, of possibly wanting to do something worse.  

Houston Police say the 49-year-old was drunk and belligerent toward other guests at the Hyatt Regency early Sunday morning.  

He was asked to leave, and that's when an officer saw ammunition and three guns, including an assault rifle, inside his room on the 28th floor.  

He told police he was there just to celebrate New Year's Eve and that he had been drunk for days.  

The guns were in his room, he said, only because he was concerned they would be stolen from his truck.  

Sunday afternoon, his Chevy was at the police department's impound lot.  

A week ago, Ziemba had a mug shot taken for unlawfully carrying a weapon.  

Deputies were called to Jimbo's Roadhouse, where he had been kicked out twice, employees said.  

"He got on everybody's nerves," said customer Robert Blackmon, who remembers him well.

"He just walked in and 'Hey, I want to buy everyone a pizza!' This and that, you know, but just loud, arrogant," he said.

He was there for hours before they got him out for good by calling police.  

According to employees, he had a crossbow and a number of other guns in his truck, including a handgun, that were not holstered. They warned officers he'd be trouble.

At his home in Tomball, his wife did not answer.  

A neighbor said he sat in his garage on Christmas night with the door open and music blaring, which was unusual.   

Six days later, he was at the Hyatt raising serious concerns about his real intentions.

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