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The 2021 MLB All-Star Game logo is displayed at Coors Field. Photo: Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

Police arrested four people and removed weapons and ammunition from a hotel room near the Denver stadium that will be hosting Major League Baseball's All-Star game next week, the Denver Channel reports.

Why it matters: Police feared a "Las Vegas style shooting" could have resulted during the All-Star game after discovering "16 long guns, body armor and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition" in a room on the eighth floor with a balcony overlooking the downtown Denver area.

State of play: Police received a tip from a maid working at the Maven hotel and were able to execute a search warrant in two hotel rooms and discover the weapons, body armor, ammunition, and one man inside the hotel room, according to a statement from the Denver Police Department.

  • The second room searched was located on the hotel's fourth floor, ABC News reports. The maid alerted the authorities after spotting a rifle while cleaning one of the rooms.
  • In total three men and one woman were arrested Friday night, and two vehicles were impounded for possible evidence. The charges for the suspects are pending but are related to "illegal possession of firearms," per DPD.
  • One of the male suspects had recently posted a message on Facebook about their recent divorce and saying he was "going to 'go out in a big way,'" the Denver Channel reports.

The bottom line: "Police sources acknowledged the threat of such firearms close to massive crowds but have not yet determined any link to a mass shooting plot," per ABC News.

What they're saying: "We are incredibly proud that our team swiftly alerted the authorities in this instance. We are thankful to DPD for their quick action to safely resolve this situation and will continue to work closely with them to support their investigation," the Maven Hotel said in a statement, per the Denver Channel.

  • “The investigation and arrests were the result of a tip from the public, serving as an excellent example of the critical role the community plays in public safety,” DPD said in their statement.

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Oct 14, 2021 - Axios Des Moines

New Des Moines eats: Proudfoot & Bird

Proudfoot & Bird includes marble tables, gold ceiling inlay and a circular bar. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Proudfoot & Bird opened this week on the first floor of Hotel Fort Des Moines and we're super excited to give it a try.

  • It's in the spot where Django was previously located, 1000 Walnut St.

State of play: The hotel closed in 2015 as part of a $50 million renovation.

  • The restaurant is the first piece to reopen.

The lunch menu: A few of the small plates included butternut squash soup ($12), truffle parmesan fries ($8), shishito peppers ($8)

Main dishes: Handmade "pasta du jour" ($15), grilled pimento cheese sandwich ($12) and a burger with applewood bacon and local cheddar ($16).

Weekdays: 11am-2pm and 4-10pm (until 11pm on Fridays).

  • Weekends: Saturday: 10:30am-2pm and 4-11pm; Sunday 10:30am-2pm and 4-9pm.

Fun fact: The restaurant's name honors the hotel's original architects, Willis Proudfoot and George Bird.

Oct 14, 2021 - Axios Denver

What to do in Denver this weekend

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

From fall festivals and football to art shows, marathons and more, this weekend in Denver has a little bit for everyone.

What's going on: Watch a Halloween-themed movie on Friday in Greenwood Village’s Marjorie Park, where you can snack on carnival treats, sip hot chocolate and play yard games. Upgraded seats and wine packages are also available.

Biden says presidency "will be determined" by outcome of spending plans

President Biden walks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after addressing the House Democratic caucus on Thursday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden told the House Democratic caucus Thursday "my presidency will be determined" by the votes he wants in the next week on his $1.75 trillion social safety net expansion and $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.

Driving the news: Biden made the comment, according to a source in the room, as he tried to rally support for the $1.75 trillion package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acted immediately, calling for a vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill later in the day.

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