A former U.S. Marine was arrested Thursday at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport after authorities found pipe bombs in a room at a hotel in downtown Denver where he had stayed, according to broadcast news reports.
The FBI’s Los Angeles field office referred questions about the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver, where a spokesman indicated that a statement would be forthcoming.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles did not immediately respond to phone or email queries details about the case.
The suspect was identified by NBC News and ABC News as 36-year-old Adam Hayat, who flew into Los Angeles on Wednesday and was arrested a Holiday Inn on La Cienega Boulevard.
There have been no reports of explosives being found at the Holiday Inn and it’s unclear how many and what type of devices were found at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel where he had reportedly stayed.
Hayat is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent who served in Iraq, according to ABC News.
–City News Service